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Micro Practice Concentration
The Micro Practice Concentration prepares students for advanced social work practice with individuals of all ages, families, and groups. Course work and supervised training in community-based social service settings provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the bio-psycho-social origins of people's problems, and training in social justice-based models and methods of intervention designed to help people overcome life's challenges and enhance well-being. Specialization courses in mental health services, substance abuse services, child, youth and family services, and gerontology services are offered. Graduates of this concentration can obtain employment in a broad range of social service settings, such as mental health centers, child welfare and family service agencies, early childhood development centers, residential treatment programs, criminal justice settings, programs for persons with disabilities, and senior citizen centers.
Macro Practice Concentration
The Macro Practice Concentration is designed to prepare students for advanced social work practice in neighborhoods, communities, and organizations. Through course work and community field experiences, students are taught models and methods of community and organization development that engage local, regional, and national institutions and organizations in the process of enhancing the social and economic opportunities for people living in urban and rural communities. Graduates of this concentration can obtain employment in community development/social advocacy organizations, social service organizations, local, state, and federal governments, and private foundations.