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Nov 27 / Julie Alter-Kay

Which M.S.W. Concentration Is Right For You? Find Out On Jan. 11!

The Wayne State School of Social Work produces world-class M.S.W. practitioners united in their pursuit of economic and social justice for individuals, families and communities. But while master’s level practitioners share this vision of an equitable society, the approach they take to achieve it varies and is informed to a significant extent by their specialization – or “concentration” – in the M.S.W. program.

To prepare students to make this choice, the School of Social Work is hosting a Concentration/Curriculum Day on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202. The event will be useful for senior B.S.W. students who have applied to or been admitted to the M.S.W. program; first-year full-time or second-year part-time M.S.W. students preparing for the advanced year curriculum; and prospective M.S.W. students.

Faculty and students will be on hand to describe the M.S.W.’s two concentrations:

Innovation in Community, Policy and Leadership (I-CPL): This concentration contextualizes student learning into three platforms of practice related to 1.) developing and sustaining effective communities, 2.) developing and sustaining effective policies, and 3.) developing and sustaining effective organizations through leadership. Two of these platforms – leadership and community building/development – will be discussed at the Concentration/Curriculum Day.

Interpersonal Practice: This concentration offers students a particular theoretical orientation and clinical method from among three theory “tracks”: 1.) Cognitive-Behavioral, 2.) Family Systems, and 3.) Psychodynamic.

Get the information you need to make this important career decision! Join us on Jan. 11 – and bring your questions!

For further information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at (313) 577-4409.

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