Discover your direction.
Building on the foundations of your first year, you’ll delve deeper into clinical practice and specific treatment methods.
You can take courses on different therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral treatment, couples and family therapy and group work. And you’ll have the opportunity to specialize in specific populations, like military veterans, recovering addicts, the elderly, or troubled teens.
Your advanced year fieldwork is about intervention at a clinical level. In your second year of field work, you might be working with couples and families and experiencing how that differs from individuals or larger groups or dealing with divorce and infidelity and putting into practice intervention strategies that take into consideration a person’s unique experiences. You might have the opportunity to put into practice the contemporary therapies you’ve learned, like Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. Whatever environment you’re in, you’ll be honing your skills and developing your sense of self as a professional social worker