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Certificates Program

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work offers a Certificates Program within the MSW Program that gives students the opportunity to engage in concentrated study in subject-specific areas of social work practice and expertise, allowing for enhanced skill sets and practice options.

Eight certificate options are offered on a space available basis for incoming students starting in Fall 2014 in the areas of Child Welfare; Latino Leadership; Neuroscience & Social Work; Policy & Community Organizing; Refugees & Immigrants; School Social Work; Trauma; and Veterans & Military Families. Certificate course offerings are subject to change each semester.

Certificates require the completion of three specified courses within a chosen area. Students have the opportunity to earn up to two certificates in addition to their specialization (Clinical or Macro) and their concentration (Children, Youth & Families; Global Practice; Health & Mental Health; Older Adults & Families; or Individualized). Specific program and course requirements are listed under each certificate description.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
COURSE COURSE COURSE
CHILD WELFARE
SCWK 8805
Policy Issues in CYF
SCWK 8880
SW Practice in Child Welfare
SCWK 8822
Impact of Traumatic Victimization
LATINO LEADERSHIP
(at least one course must be taken in Spanish)
SCWK 7723
Diversity
SCWK 883903
Social Services with Latino Populations
SCWK 83905
Faith, Culture & Justice in Practice with Latino Populations
NEUROSCIENCE AND SOCIAL WORK SCWK 7721
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SCWK 883906
Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience
SCWK 7726
Neuroscience of Human Relationships and Development
POLICY & COMMUNITY ORGANIZING SCWK 7701
Social Welfare System
SCWK 8888
Community Organizing & Political Strategies
SCWK 8851
Policy Analysis for Social Reform
REFUGEES & IMMIGRANTS SCWK 7723
Diversity
SCWK 7794
Immigrants & Refugees
SCWK 7719
Immigrant Integration EU/US (or similar travel course)
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK
(clinical students)
SCWK 8855
Clinical Practice with Children & Families
SCWK 8881
School Social Work
SCWK 8858
Clinical Practice in Schools
TRAUMA
(clinical students)
SCWK 8855
Clinical Practice with Children & Families
or
SCWK 8856
Clinical Practice with Adults
SCWK 8822
Impact of Traumatic Victimization
SCWK 8874
Adult Psychological Trauma
VETERANS &
MILITARY FAMILIES

(clinical students)
SCWK 8856
Clinical Practice with Adults
SCWK 7725
Families Impacted by Military Service
SCWK 8835
Veterans' Health & Mental Health