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Dive deeper into the role of field education in the Department of Social Work

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What makes our Field Education Program special?

  • We have over 600 agencies that we collaborate with for field internships and we are dedicated to continuously developing and investing in community partners throughout the state of Colorado and beyond!
  • Our students’ intern in a great variety of settings such as hospitals, child welfare settings, schools, advocacy programs, public libraries, problem-solving courts, and more!
  • We provide a well-organized field search process that helps students to be successful in finding the best internship opportunities.
  • Students meet with dedicated and experienced Field Team members to provide individualized support connecting students with field agencies that meet their educational and career goals.
  • We offer exemplary concurrent field seminars alongside field internships which help students to integrate classroom learning with real-life experience with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Field Education Overview

Field education is an exciting and integral part of a student’s journey through our social work programs. It provides opportunities for students to put social work skills, knowledge, and values into practice in an approved community agency and under the supervision of an experienced social work Field Instructor. In the field, students gain lived experiences with: critically reflecting on their use of professional self, examining the influences of diversity, identifying opportunities to promote social justice, advocating for policy and systems-level change, and applying social work ethics.

Our Office of Field Education is set up to assist students through every step of the process from searching for and securing a placement to supporting their success throughout the duration of the field placement. In the semester prior to entering the field education courses, students will attend an information session about field education and be paired with a member of the Field Team who will help guide the search process for a field placement. Learn more about the Student Field Placement Journey!

Field Manual – Revised 08.12.2021

 

Temporary COVID Policy Updates

**Please review the additional adjustments we have made to address the impacts of COVID-19 on field placements for the 2021-22 academic year**

Temporary COVID Policy Updates 03.2021

Staff and Faculty Directory

Susie Ryder, LCSW, LAC

Susie Ryder, LCSW, LAC

Director of BSSW and MSW Field Education

[email protected] 303-615-1091 View Full Profile
Amanda Campbell, MSW, LCSW

Amanda Campbell, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Director of Field Education

[email protected] 303-615-1835 View Full Profile
Stevie Noll, MSW

Stevie Noll, MSW

Assistant Director of Field Education

[email protected] 303-615-0555 View Full Profile
Ann Sullivan, LCSW, Ph.D.

Ann Sullivan, LCSW, Ph.D.

Clinical Field Faculty

[email protected] 303-605-5928 View Full Profile
Amanda Marsh Baranski, DSW, LCSW

Amanda Marsh Baranski, DSW, LCSW

Clinical Field Faculty

[email protected] 303-605-7285 View Full Profile
Krystal Gutierrez, MSW

Krystal Gutierrez, MSW

Field Coordinator

[email protected] 303-605-5729 View Full Profile
Ezra Block

Ezra Block

Field Education Student Assistant