Field Education

As per the grant requirement, trainees must be in an advanced field education placement in behavioral health practice.

Integrative Seminar

The integrative seminar is facilitated by the program field lead, Charlotte Sanders, MSW. The seminar is structured as a small group (about 10 students) and meets for a 2-hour, 50-minute session every other week across fall, winter and spring quarters during the academic year. The seminar may be taken for academic credit. Questions regarding the Integrative Seminar can be directed to Charlotte at carlotat@uw.edu

Online Modules

Behavioral health trainees take specialized, online training modules that supplement content covered in each concentration. Modules are tied to the content of the integrative seminar and must be completed concurrently with the integrative seminar. 

Suicide Assessment and Prevention

Trainees must also take the in-person Suicide Assessment and Prevention workshop offered at the School or an approved alternative.

Specific Social Work Courses

  • Assessment of Mental Health Disorders (SocW571) (This course may already be a concentration requirement)
  • Graduate-level Chemical Dependency (for example, SocW572, SocW593 or equivalent)

Letter of Commitment

Behavioral health trainees will sign a letter indicating their commitment to participate in the grant-sponsored program of study, complete the program requirements, and pursue a career providing behavioral health services after graduation.