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Department of Social Work
We hope that whether you are a current 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 Sara Lien and our Associate Field Director is Courtney Cochran. 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 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 allowed 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. Prior to this in 2009, two 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 Sara Lien at 218-726-8353 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Courtney Cochran at 218-726-6589 or email@example.com.