FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Certificate in Social Work Practice with Elderly

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Certificate programs are offered as options to students in the graduate program. Coursework may be started as part of the MSW program of study, but in some instances may require additional credits (courses).

This certificate of specialization with the elderly provides Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice for MSW students, and Social Work professionals interested in working with the elderly. The specific objectives of the certificate are to:

  1. Provide generalist and advanced clinical social work practice for MSW students specializing in working with the elderly.
  2. Provide advanced clinical social work practice continuing education for MSW professionals wishing to embark in work with elderly populations.
  3. Respond to the need expressed by local social work agencies that the School of Social Work continue to provide specialization in social work practice with the elderly given the demographic characteristic and needs of the South Florida community.
Required Courses (15 Credits Total)
SOW 6236 Social Welfare Policy& Services II 3 Credits
SOW 6534 Field Practicum III (must be in an Elderly/Aging Setting*) 6 Credits
Select 2 from the following courses
SOW 5641 Understanding the Process of Aging 3 Credits
SOW 6359 Social Work Treatment with Families of the Elderly 3 Credits
SOW 6646 Social Work Practice with the Elderly 3 Credits
SOW 5605 Medical Social Work 3 Credits
SOW 5805 Counseling the Elderly 3 Credits

*Students are responsible for informing the Office of Field Education that they are part of this certificate program.

Students must apply for the certificate by filling out the form below, getting the signature of the Director of the School of Social Work, and then submit the application and fee to the Graduation Admissions Office.

Certificate Application Form

CONTACT US

School of Social Work

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus, AHC5 576
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-5880
Fax: 305-348-5312

Mary Helen Hayden, Ed.D., LCSW, DCSW
Director

 

Kelly Sydnor, MSW
Student Services Coordinator and MSW Advisor
Phone: 305-348-5841
Email: ksydnor@fiu.edu