MSW Students in Field Placements
Welcome to the UMD Department of Social Work Field Program Web Site
We hope that whether you are a current MSW student, potential student, field supervisor or community member you will be able to access information about our field program requirements, as well as other field resources at this site.
Our Field Program Director is Kathy
Heltzer, MSSW, LICSW. Additionally we have a dedicated
group of field faculty members who work with students every
year in an effort to make field placements rewarding for both
MSW field students and human service agencies.
We are especially proud of our emphasis on working with diverse populations, tribal and rural communities. We have over 200 field agencies approved for field placements at the present time.
In 2005 we were awarded
a United States Children's Bureau Grant to enhance the training
of Masters of Social Work (MSW) students for employment in critical
settings such as tribal and/or public sector child welfare agencies. In
2012 we were one of only 13 social work programs in the country
to receive a Mental
and Behavioral Health Education and Training grant from the
Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA). This will
allow us to provide paid clinical field placements for 24 MSW students
over a 3-year period from 2012-2015.
We have a tradition of outstanding MSW students. In June of 2012, Bryana Cook was recognized by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as the "MSW Student of the Year" Previously in June of 2005, one of our students was named by the MN Chapter of NASW as the "MSW Student of the Year" for outstanding service to the Duluth Community. Then, in 2009, two more of our students were honored as co-winners of the NASW "MSW Student of the Year" Award.
Speaking of awards, if you are a current MSW student or alumni,
consider nominating your field supervisor for the MSW Field Supervisor
Civic Engagement Award.
If you would like more information about our program and cannot find the answers here, please contact Kathy at 218-726-8935 or 1-888-534-9734 ext. 8935