The Social Work Practicum is the culmination of social work education. During the practicum experience, broad understanding, specialized skills, analytical judgments and life experiences transform students into competent social work practitioners. The purpose of practicum education is to provide students with on-going opportunities to learn and apply theoretical knowledge and practice through the use of social work methods and skills, aid integration of learning in class and in practice, develop appropriate professional uses of self, and further identification with the social work profession.
Prospective Practicum Sites and Supervisors
Field application information and forms are located in the BSW Field Education Blackboard Site and the MSSW Admissions, Orientation and Advising Site.
New students to Kent School should select the "New Admissions Students" tab, then select "Admissions-Click Here," then "Preparing for Practicum."
Current students should select the "Important Information" tab, then select "Preparing for Practicum."
The Field Educator Journal is free and available to all; published twice annually, fall and spring: http://fieldeducator.simmons.edu