Prospective Practicum Sites and Supervisors

Thank you for your interest in the Kent School of Social Work’s Field Education Program.  The Kent School partners with human service organizations to create social work practicums for BSW (Foundation Generalist) students and MSSW (Advanced Generalist/Clinical) students.

Students in Practicum complete 450 hours across the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Most students schedule two 8-hour days a week; however, some students schedule three 5 to 6-hour days a week. Practicum faculty are assigned to students and supervisors to provide information, guidance and support to ensure positive field experiences. The Field Office provides orientation, training and practicum supervisor networking and support throughout the year.

Human service organizations considered for Practicum sites are typically public and nonprofit organizations that serve diverse populations and have well established service delivery programs. Organizations must be able to provide direct practice opportunities and experiences in a range of foundation generalist and/or advanced generalist/clinical social work activities. Organizations must be able to provide the space and resources for students to complete roles and assignments as well as allow Practicum supervisors the release time to provide orientation, ongoing training and weekly hourly supervision.

Practicum supervisors must hold a MSW/MSSW degree from CSWE accredited institutions and two years post degree work experience. While MSW/MSSW degrees are preferred, individuals holding BSW degrees from CSWE accredited institutions and two years post degree work experience may supervise BSW students.

Please review Kent School of Social Work Practicum Information for more information.

If you would like to discuss entering into a partnership with the Kent School of Social Work to prepare future social work practitioners, please complete the Practicum Organization Information Form and the Practicum Supervisor Information Formwhich may be completed electronically and emailed to fieldedu@louisville.edu. The field office will contact you to provide additional information and answer questions.