The School of Social Work
Through an educational program which is consistent with the standards approved by the Council on Social Work Education, the Texas State University School of Social Work graduates 1) BSW students who are well prepared for professional entry-level generalist social work practice, and 2) MSW students who are equipped for advanced, specialized practice (in the generalist model) in either direct practice or administration.
The School of Social Work at Texas State University aims to educate skilled, competent social workers prepared to practice in a dynamic, diverse social environment. The School prepares social workers who can effectively and ethically lead human service efforts to enhance human well-being and productivity, help alleviate poverty, and strengthen social justice. The School aims to create and refine useful intervention technologies while enhancing services, especially for people who are disadvantaged and often forgotten.
The School of Social Work at Texas State University is committed to empowering our students and faculty to be ethical leaders, skilled in both creative and critical thinking who will be at the forefront of creating positive change and improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society.
The School of Social Work has been awarded a $1.5 million D.H.H.S (HRSA) grant, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals, to span three years for the purpose of developing and expanding the substance abuse and mental health workforce. The School’s project, “Integrative, Intercultural Innovations in Behavioral and Primary Health with Youth at-Risk”, the I-3 Project, will focus on specialized training for MSW student who will work with children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder. The I-3 Project will recruit, educate, train, place in specific field areas, and graduate 34 MSW students annually who are dedicated to working with the target population. These students will receive a substantial stipend for their professional field training. To accomplish these goals, the I-3 Project focuses on integrative, intercultural, and innovative knowledge and skills through coursework, specialized training, and field placements. The unique mission of the I-3 Project is that it is a School-wide effort, building on expertise of faculty, field placement agencies, and interprofessional community partnerships. Drs. Russell, Noble, Biggs and Mr. Medel will be implementing the I-3 Project.
On September 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified the School of Social Work at Texas State University that the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the School $479,035 over three years to fund the School’s Project Stand Up for Veterans. This exciting project will fund student stipends to educate graduate social workers in mental and behavioral health and prepare them to work with military personnel, veterans, and their families. Just as the military stands up a trained force, Texas State School of Social Work will stand up a cadre of well-prepared clinical social workers prepared to work with this important population. Dr. Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, Dr. Katherine Selber, and Dr. Amy Russell oversee Project Stand Up for Veterans.
The School of Social Work at Texas State University has been selected by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to partner with the association in developing a curriculum known as the ASWB Path to Licensure Campaign.
January 12-14, 2015 (Monday through Wednesday) 8:30am - 6:00pm
San Marcos, Place TBD: Texas State Universty, San Marcos, TX
May 18-20, 2015 (Monday through Wednesday) 8:30am - 6:00pm
RoundRock Campus: Texas State Universty, Round Rock, TX
40-hour program: $475.00*
Register and pay-in-full by December 14, 2014 (for May workshop, April 14): $425.00*
*Current Texas State Field Supervisors are eligible for a $50.00 discount.
Please go to the Continuing Education page on the Texas State University website to register for the workshop online or call their office at 512-245-2507. If you have additional questions, please contact Sonya Kraus at email@example.com. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you.