2015-2016 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2016) 
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2015-2016 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) Residencies

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Residency 1

The Doctor of Social Work (DSW) residency provides an opportunity for students to interact with their peers and faculty as well as to expand their clinical skills and create strategies for developing their action research projects. These experiences are designed to enhance both their development as a social work clinician and a scholar-practitioner so that they can create positive social change.

  • Timing: DSW students will participate in their residency in their 6th quarter in conjunction with the Clinical Seminar II course. Students must complete their DSW residency before they begin their action research project.
  • Format: Seminars, small groups, and co-teaching with doctoral level faculty.

Learning Outcomes

Residency 1

At the end of the residency, students will be able to:

  1. Develop the skills necessary to address social problems and needs of various social groups.
  2. Summarize the role of action research in addressing social problems.
  3. Develop effective prevention and intervention strategies.
  4. Examine the history of the social work profession and its relevance to current practice.
  5. Critically examine literature related to the etiology of social problems.
  6. Develop the ability to be an advocacy leader in the social work profession.
  7. Relate cultural factors to clinical social work practice.
  8. Apply social work values and ethics.

Residency Session Abstracts

Residency Session Abstracts—DSW