Full-Time MSW Generalist Practice

The first year of the MSW Program is called the Generalist Practice Year and the second year is called the Advanced Practice Specialization Year.

The first year curriculum is generalist and direct practice in orientation. It is designed to provide you with foundational social work knowledge, values and skills and to prepare you for the Advanced Generalist Specialization.

Generalist Practice Year Courses
  • SW 400 Field & Integrative Seminar I (fall)
  • SW 401 Field & Integrative Seminar II (spring)
  • SW 441 Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families & Groups (fall)
  • SW 442 Generalist Practice with Communities & Organizations (fall)
  • SW 605 Field of Social Work (fall)
  • SW 606 Social Policy (spring)
  • SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice (spring)
  • SW 640 Social Work with Ethnic and Racial Groups (spring)
  • SW 650 Research Methods in Social Work (spring)
  • SW 711 Human Behavior in the Environment (fall)
Generalist Practice Year Faculty
Classroom Instructors
Name Title
Jacquelyn Boggess Jacquelyn Boggess, JD Lecturer
Michael Bruce, MSSW Lecturer
Pajarita Charles Pajarita Charles, MPA, MSW, PhD Assistant Professor
Joe Dooley Joe Dooley, PhD Senior Lecturer
Rachel Dunn Rachel Dunn, MSW, LCSW Lecturer
Lara Gerassi Lara B. Gerassi, MSW, PhD Assistant Professor
Amy Kucin, LCSW, SACIT Lecturer
Katherine Magnuson Katherine Magnuson, PhD Professor
Tally Moses Tally Moses, MSW, PhD Associate Professor
Tracy Schroepfer Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, PhD Professor
Field Instructors
Name Title
John Borquist John Borquist, MSSW, LCSW Field Faculty Associate
Jacob Dunn, MSW, LCSW Lecturer, Field Faculty Associate
Alice Egan, MSW Lecturer, Field Faculty Associate
Joshua Lapin, MSW Field Faculty Associate
David LeCount David LeCount, MSW, LCSW Field Faculty Associate
Stefanie Primm, MSW Field Faculty Associate
Stephen Tupper Stephen Tupper, MSSW, LCSW Field Faculty Associate

Generalist Practice Competencies

Generalist Practice Competencies