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Field Work Requirements

Field work is a critical part of the Social Work educational experience. The program offers intensive field experience and supervised individual and group instruction. The field education component of LIU Post’s social work program reflects and complies with the program's goals and mission to prepare students for generalist social work practice, based upon a liberal arts perspective, and through the integration of core/foundation areas. The field practicum allows the integration and ultimate assessment of the student's ability to apply the content pertaining to social work values and ethics, diversity, populations at risk and social and economic justice, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, social work practice, and research. Attendance in weekly Field Seminar classes is required of all students. The emphasis for Juniors is on reconciling the demands of the field placement and understanding and utilizing the agency as a service provider. Seniors have more of an opportunity to focus on actual practice issues and to utilize their process recordings in class which illustrate diversity issues, values and ethical dilemmas, assessment, problem-solving, evaluation and termination processes. A research project is required in both seminar classes.


Field Instruction Manual

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