The WVU School of Social Work invites you to join us for an Information Session on our Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

The WVU School of Social Work invites you to join us for an Information Session on our Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.  We are excited to share details about our program and hope you can join us in Morgantown to learn more.  Info below and attached.

 

Interested in going back to school for your MSW?

WVU School of Social Work is accepting applications for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 admissions.

Attend an information session in Morgantown to learn more about our program!

 

Thursday, January 18, 3:30-5:00pm

Knapp Hall Room 200, 29 Beechurst Ave, Morgantown

Wednesday, January 24, 6:00-8:00pm

Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Building (Evansdale Campus) Room 103, 375 Birch Street, Morgantown (FREE PARKING)

Monday, January 29, 6:00-8:00pm

Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Building (Evansdale Campus) Room 102, 375 Birch Street, Morgantown (FREE PARKING)

 

Registration not required, but appreciated! Register online at: https://goo.gl/QgUGCg or by calling 304-293-3280

 

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For those of you unable to attend, here is some more information about our program:

 

WVU is accepting applications for the MSW program for the 2018-2019 academic year.  We accept highly qualified candidates with  Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work (Advanced Standing) and other disciplines (Regular Standing).  More detailed admissions guidelines can be found on our website (https://socialwork.wvu.edu/students/msw/admissions-requirements).

 

We have part-time and full-time options on our Morgantown campus.  Our Advanced Integrated Practice curriculum prepares learners to integrate micro, mezzo, and macro practice skills across service sectors and within interdisciplinary teams to effectively address social and human problems across a wide range of practice areas.  Graduates of our program are prepared to work in fields such as mental health, child welfare, integrated behavioral health, gerontology, addictions, advocacy, and administration.  Those wishing to pursue licensure for clinical practice will be on track to do so after completing our program.

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The 2018 Call for Workshops for the 40th Summer Institute on Aging is open!

 

The 2018 Call for Workshops for the 40th Summer Institute on Aging is open!  The 2018 conference sponsored by WVU School of Social Work will be held June 12-14, 2018 at Lakeview Resort & Conference Center in Morgantown, WV.  The theme is “Adventures in Aging: Building Wisdom, Well Being and Wonder”

 

Below is some information about how to submit a proposal.  The website http://sioa.wvu.edu has a lot of information about past conferences (see previous brochures under “conference archive”).  In terms of our audience, we usually have mostly social workers, but also some nurses, licensed professional counselors, activities directors in nursing homes, and family caregivers.  We offer the conference as part of an elective course in the WVU Gerontology Certificate program, so we also have undergraduate and graduate students in attendance at the Institute. 

 

Proposals (90 minutes or 3 hours) will be accepted online at https://sioa.wvu.edu/2018-conference/presenters/  – the deadline is January 15, 2018.

 

Please share with interested persons!  For additional information or questions, contact me at jacki.englehardt@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3280.

 

 

WVU’s first Day of Giving!

Today’s the day – we’re celebrating WVU’s first Day of Giving! Join us at the Health Sciences Market today for giveaways, events, and more from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.!

 

The fun doesn’t stop there – we’ve also got musical treats from our continuing Music at the Pylons concert series at the Pylons area from 12 p.m.!

 

We hope you come out and join us for this special day to give back.

 

Starting this Fall, the Quin Curtis Center in Morgantown, WV will be offering a new psychoeducational group. The ELEVATE program is evidence based and was developed for the purpose of enhancing intimate relationships.

 

ELEVATE is a program that helps couples work on and improve various aspects of their relationships. Some of these aspects include building communication skills, conflict management, expressing affectionate behaviors, and understanding your partner’s perspective.

 

Couples will participate in four classes that will teach them how to improve these aspects of their relationship. Instruction will include interactive activities, discussions, and educational videos. The ELEVATE program is scheduled to start Friday, October 13th from 10:30-12:30, in the Mountain Lair on WVU’s Downtown Campus in the Blackwater Room. There is a one-time $20 fee per couple for the four-week program. Couples who are interested in participating in the ELEVATE program should reserve a place by contacting Chad Thompson (cdthompson@mix.wvu.edu), Tinh Dang (tndang@mix.wvu.edu), or call the Quin Curtis Center at 304-293-1824 ext.0.  Please feel free to distribute the attached brochure.

 

The Quin Curtis Center is a psychological service, training and research center. Through a new initiative the Quin Curtis Center (QCC) is now interdisciplinary and has a team of psychology and social work graduate student interns working together.  The ELEVATE program is part of the relationship focus of this team. Couple and family therapy referrals are also welcome.

The WVU School of Social Work has launched a new minor in Gerontology

The WVU School of Social Work has launched a new minor in Gerontology for WVU undergraduate students under the leadership of Dr. Kristina Hash

 

See the link below for more information:

 

http://eberly.wvu.edu/news-events/eberly-news/2017/09/18/change-never-ages?mc_cid=a26c8387e7&mc_eid=619132c74a

 

 

 

CHALENG 2017 

(COMMUNITY HOMELESSNESS ASSESSMENT, LOCAL EDUCATION & NETWORKING GROUPS)

 

SPONSORED BY LOUIS A. JOHNSON VAMC

OCTOBER 18,  2017         8:00A.M. TO 4:00P.M.         REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 7:30AM

 

ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN RESEARCH CENTER      ***FREE CEU’S FOR SOCIAL WORK – 7 HOURS

 

*NO REGISTRATION FEES       * LUNCH PROVIDED

 

RSVP: BY OCTOBER 1, 2017   TO   BOB FOX – HCHV/SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM SUPPORT  304-623-3461 EXT 2021 or  ROBERT.FOX4@VA.GOV

 

PLEASE BRING YOUR AGENCY’S INFORMATION TO SHARE AT THE EXPO TABLES

 

FOR DIRECTIONS:    Robert H. Mollohan Research Center        1000 Galliher Drive             Fairmont, WV 26554       304-333-6464         

From the North:

  • Take I-79 South to exit 132 – South Fairmont, Left turn at light onto Rte. 250 South
  • Right on NASA Blvd. at next light (Dan Cava Toyota), Right on Galliher Dr., immediate Right to driveway to parking garage ( Left at the “Y”)
  • Visitor parking is available on ground floor level P1, P2 & P3 are also open. Take elevator to the Plaza level (*P) to main entrance
  • Exit through the parking garage to the Right at the opposite side (West end)

From the East: Take I-68 to I-79 South then follow the directions above

From the South:

  • Take I-79 North to exit 132 – South Fairmont, left turn at the stoplight onto Rte 250 North
  • Left onto NASA Blvd at next light (Dan Cava Toyota), Right onto Galliher Dr., immediate Right to driveway to parking garage (Left at the “Y”)
  • Visitor parking is available on ground floor level P1,. P2 & P3 are also open. Take elevator to the Plaza level (*P) to main entrance
  • Exit through the parking garage to the Right at the opposite side (West end)

From the West: Take Rte 50 West to I-79 North then follow the directions above

NOTE: Check-in with security is not required for the Exhibition Hall

 

WVU School of Social Work: We are looking for agencies to host BSW or MSW generalist students.

If interested – contact Rachel Blais at 304-293-3026 or rblais@mail.wvu.edu

 

WVU School of Social Work will be placing 45 BSW students and 22 MSW students for the spring 2018 semester.  We are looking for agencies to host BSW or MSW generalist students.

 

Eligibility requirements for the BSW Placement Site Field Instructor include:

·      An undergraduate or graduate level social work degree from an accredited Social Work Program;

·      A minimum of 3 years post undergraduate or two years post graduate related work experience

·      A valid Social Work License for the state in which the individual resides; if a BSW degree is held, a valid Social Work License or at least licensure eligibility for persons with an MSW degree;

·      Have a minimum of 6 months tenure as an employee in the Field Site, or if off-site, an appropriate level of work experience related to the population or services provided by the Placement Site.

 

Eligibility requirements for MSW Placement Site Field Instructors include:

·      A graduate level social work degree from an accredited Social Work Program;

·      A minimum of 2 years post Master’s Degree social work-related work experience;

·      A valid Social Work license for the state in which individual resides, or licensure eligibility;

·      Have a minimum of 6 months tenure as an employee in the Field Site, or if off-site, an appropriate level of work experience related to the population or services provided by the Placement Site. 

 

BSW Generalist Field Experience:  minimum of 450 contact hours, Tuesday – Friday; 30-32 hours per week for 15 weeks

 

MSW Generalist Field Experience; minimum total of 300 hours for 15 hours/week/20 weeks

 

If interested in hosting a student or have questions, please contact:

 

Rachel Blais