Integrated Clinical and Community Practice (ICCP)

The purpose of this track is to combine training in a variety of fields of practice for students who are interested in clinical or macro MSW practice, but not in psychotherapy. The track includes content on child welfare, medical, social work criminal justice, and macro practice. It also includes content at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice in these areas. The systems mentioned typically have crossover in client population and also have similarities in practice approaches. The goal of this concentration is to help students understand how to practice in one or more of these areas of social work while also appreciating the other systems with which their clients are likely to interact. A significant focus is on brief therapy and crisis intervention. Additionally, students will gain meaningful instruction on macro social work.

Field placement opportunities for child welfare include public and private child welfare agencies, juvenile justice programs, court settings, schools, and foster care and adoption agencies.  Field placement opportunities for healthcare include dialysis centers, emergency rooms, community health clinics, home health and hospice agencies, and hospitals.  Field placement opportunities for criminal justice include county, state, and federal jails and prisons, juvenile justice programs, and court settings.  Students interested in macro practice can experience field placement opportunities in almost any setting.  Specific agencies providing macro opportunities include NASW, AARP, Salvation Army, and Health and Welfare.

Students in this track will complete 600 hours of practicum. A student can choose to complete all 600 hours in one area of practice (child welfare, healthcare, criminal justice) or split hours between two areas of practice. Within 600 hours, every student must complete at least 200 hours at the micro or mezzo levels and at least 200 hours at the macro level of practice in his or her chosen area(s) of social work practice. Ideally, all 600 hours should be completed in the same agency, but certain circumstances may warrant allowing a student to complete placement hours at two agencies.