Field Supervisors & Agencies | Department of Social Work

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If you are interested in having your agency approved as a field placement site for UMD MSW students, contact the Field Director, Kathy Heltzer, MSSW, LICSW.

MSW Field Supervisors may be eligible to receive a non-paid faculty appointment in the Department of Social Work during the period of time they are supervising an MSW student in a field placement. If you are interested in this, contact Kathy Heltzer, MSSW, LICSW.

Field Supervisors Training Courses

Effective Fall Semester, 2006 all field supervisors are required to have completed training provided by the Department of Social Work prior to accepting an MSW field student for placement.  Check here to see an updated sample of field activities that we will expect our students to participate in at their field placements.

We have developed two on-line courses to help fufill this requirement. Potential MSW field supervisors need to complete the courses using the University of Minnesota's course management system, Moodle. This allows for documentation of course completion, including on-line quizzes. Contact the Field Director for instructions regarding enrollment.

Additionally, we host an Annual Fall Field Supervisor Training Luncheon.   Our next one will be Fall Semester, 2018.  We also partner with the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin Superior Social Work Programs to offer an annual Twin Ports Social Work Field Consortium Training for all supervisors.  The next one will be hosted by CSS on Friday, April 13, 2018.  Contact Paula Tracey for further information,


Conferences and Workshops