College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

social work students

Welcome to the Department of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa

 

Why Choose Social Work at UNI?

The Department of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program (BA in Social Work) and a Master of Social Work Program (MSW). Both the BA in Social Work and the MSW programs were reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in June 2015.

The BA in Social Work prepares students to be professional social workers that are able to work in multiple settings with diverse populations experiencing a variety of issues. The MSW specialization is trauma-informed care. MSW students study the widespread impact of trauma and understand the potential paths to recovery; they learn to recognize signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others; they discover how to respond by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and, they acquire skills to actively resist re-traumatizing clients.

We offer the following degrees to educate students at both the generalist and advanced levels:

 

Field placements are also an important component of our programs. The Office of Field Instruction coordinates and supports graduate and undergraduate internships in a wide variety of local and regional agencies.

Upcoming Social Work Training Opportunities

 

WHAT: CLINICAL SUPERVISION IN SOCIAL WORK REFRESHER COURSE

WHEN:  Friday, September 13, 2019

WHERE:  Cedar Falls, IA

TRAINERS:  Traci Ludwig & Jenny Becker

COST:  Approx $40

SW CEUs:  3

REGISTRATION:  Coming Soon!

QUESTIONS:  Contact Jenny Becker at jennifer.becker@uni.edu or (319) 273-7881

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WHAT:  SOCIAL WORK ETHICS TRAINING

WHEN:  Thursday, October 24, 2019

WHERE:  UNI Campus, Cedar Falls, IA

TRAINER:  Tom Eachus

COST:  Approx $25

SW CEUs:  3

REGISTRATION:  Coming Soon!

QUESTIONS:  Contact Jenny Becker at jennifer.becker@uni.edu or (319) 273-7881

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WHAT: System of Support in the Cedar Valley: Neighbors for Peace, Prosperity and Compassion

WHEN:  Friday, November 1, 2019 

WHERE:  Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center, 120 Jefferson Street, Waterloo, IA 50701

COST:  TBD

SW CEUs:  YES, TBD

REGISTRATION:  Coming in August 2019

QUESTIONS:  Contact Jenny Becker at jennifer.becker@uni.edu or (319) 273-7881

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Other Workshops/Trainings