MSW - Field Education

Overview Of Field Instruction

Field instruction is an integral part of the Master of Social Work Program. Graduate Social Work Faculty, in close cooperation with the agency field instructors and the student, select and organize the learning experience on an individual basis for each student. This process is administered and organized by the Director of Field Education. A general pattern for field instruction is utilized but adapted to individual student needs and the unique opportunities available in a given agency. A description of, and the learning opportunities offered by, each agency are available for student review. Student interest and learning needs are central in the process of selecting field opportunities.

The purpose of field instruction is to facilitate the student in acquiring the skills necessary to function in a practice setting, integrating and applying the theoretical classroom material to actual client system contacts. This knowledge and related values and related skills are incorporated in the field instruction objectives.

Assignment of Field Placements

Each year the Director of Field Education will communicate to each student who indicates an intention to be enrolled in field the procedure for placement selection. Under no circumstance are students to initiate the selection of a field placement outside of the selection process established by the Director of Field Education.

Field Agencies

  • Allegany Rehabilitation Assoc. Inc.
  • ARC of Monroe
  • Area School Districts
  • Baber AME Church
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Catholic Charities of Livingston County
  • Catholic Charities of Western New York
  • Catholic Family Center
  • CDS (Continuing Developmental Services)
  • Center for Youth Services
  • DePaul Mental Health-North Chili Residence
  • Finger Lakes Drug Court
  • Highland Hospital
  • Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Huther Doyle
  • Lake Avenue Baptist Church
  • Lifespan
  • Lifetime Assistance (LAICO )
  • Monroe 2 - Orleans BOCES
  • Monroe Community Hospital
  • Monroe County DHS / Adult Protective Services
  • Monroe County DHS / Child Protective Services
  • Monroe County DHS / SOAR Program
  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services
  • Orleans County Mental Health
  • Pluta Cancer Center
  • RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network)
  • Restart Substance Abuse Services
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Rochester Mental Health Center
  • Rochester Presbyterian Home
  • Rochester Psychiatric Center
  • Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD)
  • RWC Counseling Center
  • SPCC (Society for the Protection and Care of Children)
  • St Ann's Community
  • St. John's Home
  • Villa of Hope
  • The Norman Howard School
  • Thompson Health
  • Two Doors Community Resource Center, Inc.
  • Unity Health Systems
  • University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)
  • Willow Domestic Violence Center

Contact the Director of Field Education with questions.

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