MSW Pathway Week 2021

This is the landing page for the MSW Pathway Week that will take place from October 25-29th.  The MSW Pathway Week gives students the chance to meet Faculty chairs and coordinators from all of the concentrations, specializations and dual degree programs as well as Field Coordinators Fellowship Directors.  

Schedule and Zoom Links
View to see the MSW Pathway Schedule including the links to the Zoom sessions

 

Monday, October 25th

12-12:30pm  Behavioral Health/Health Fellowships for Advanced Year Students LaTavia Little & Michele Beaulieu
12:30-1pm SW in the Workplace & EAP Sub-specialization Jodi Frey
12:30-1pm   Title IV-E --Education for Public Child Welfare Program Chris Wirt
5-5:30pm Clinical Concentration Joan Pittman
5-5:30pm Families and Children Specialization Caroline Long
5-5:30pm MSW/JD Dual Degree Corey Shdaimah
5-5:30pm MSW/MA in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service Dual Degree Geoff Greif
5-5:30pm Organizational Leadership Specialization Karen Hopkins & Joan Davitt
5:30-6pm Behavioral Health/Health Fellowships for Advanced Year Students Michele Beaulieu & Paul Sacco
5:30-6pm MSW/MBA Dual Degree Karen Hopkins
5:30-6pm MSW/MPP Dual Degree Joan Davitt

Tuesday, October 26th

12-12:30pm Health Specialization/Child, Adolescent, and Family Health Subspecialization Mel Bellin
12-12:30pm Organizational Leadership Specialization Karen Hopkins & Laurie Graham
12:30-1pm Behavioral Health/Health Fellowships for Advanced Year Students Monifa Johnson & Paul Sacco
12:30-1pm MSW/MBA Dual Degree Karen Hopkins
12:30-1pm Office of Field Education (Applying for Field Placements) Gisele Ferretto
1:30-2pm SW in the Workplace & EAP Sub-specialization Jodi Frey (Meeting ID: 594 344 1016,
Passcode: 114108)
5-5:30pm Families and Children Specialization Caroline Long
5-5:30pm Aging Specialization Joan Davitt
5:30-6pm MSW/MA in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service Dual Degree Geoff Greif

Wednesday, October 27th

12-12:30pm Behavioral Health Specialization Michelle Tuten
12-12:30pm Community Action and Social Policy Specialization Adam Schneider & Megan Meyer
12-12:30pm Health Specialization/Child, Adolescent, and Family Health Subspecialization Mel Bellin
12:30-1pm Behavioral Health/Health Fellowships for Advanced Year Students Monifa Johnson & Michele Beaulieu
12:30-1pm Financial Social Work Initiative Christine Callahan
5-5:30pm MSW/JD Dual Degree Corey Shdaimah
5-5:30pm Macro Concentration  Adam Schneider & Angela Jachelski
5:30-6pm Behavioral Health/Health Fellowships for Advanced Year Students LaTavia Little and Paul Sacco
5:30-6pm Office of Field Education (Applying for Field Placements) Gisele Ferretto

Thursday, October 28th

12-12:30pm Behavioral Health Specialization Michelle Tuten
12-12:30pm Health Specialization/Child, Adolescent, and Family Health Subspecialization Mel Bellin
12-12:30pm Advanced Placements in SWCOS & Promise Heights Diara Jackson
12:30-1pm Financial Social Work Initiative Christine Callahan
1-1:30pm MSW/MPH Dual Degree Terry Shaw
5-5:30pm Community Action and Social Policy Specialization Adam Schneider & Steven Rivelis
5-5:30pm Title IV-E --Education for Public Child Welfare Program Chris Wirt
5:30-6pm SW in the Workplace & EAP Sub-specialization Jodi Frey

Friday, October 29th

12-12:30pm Macro Concentration Adam Schneider & Nalini Negi
12-12:30pm Advanced Placements in SWCOS & Promise Heights Diara Jackson
12:30-1pm Behavioral Health/Health Fellowships for Advanced Year Students Michele Beaulieu & Paul Sacco
12:30-1pm Aging Specialization Joan Davitt
1-1:30pm MSW/MPP Dual Degree Joan Davitt
2-2:30pm MSW/MPH Dual Degree Terry Shaw

Concentrations

Clinical Concentration

Pathway Session:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Mon, Oct 25 5-5:30pm Clinical Concentration  Joan Pittman

 

Faculty Co-Chairs: Joan Pittman and Edward Pecukonis

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/concentrations/ 

Video:

Macro Concentration

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenters
Wed, Oct 27th 5-5:30pm Macro Concentration Adam Schneider & Angela Jachelski
Fri, Oct 29th 12-12:30pm Macro Concentration Adam Schneider & Nalini Negi

 

Faculty Chair: Adam Schneider

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/concentrations/ 

Video:

Specializations

Aging Specialization
This specialization is for Clinical and Macro concentrators

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Tues, Oct 26th 5-5:30pm Aging Joan Davitt
Fri, Oct 29th 12:30-1pm Aging Joan Davitt

 

Faculty Chair: Joan Davitt

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/specializations/ 

Video:

 

Behavioral Health Specialization
This specialization is for Clinical and Macro concentrators

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Wed, Oct 27th 12-12:30pm Behavioral Health Michelle Tuten
Thu, Oct 28th 12-12:30pm Behavioral Health Michelle Tuten

 

Faculty Chair: Michelle Tuten

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/specializations/ 

Video:

Community Action and Social Policy Specialization
This specialization is for Macro concentrators

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenters
Wed, Oct 27th 12-12:30pm CASP Adam Schneider & Megan Meyer
Thu, Oct 28th 5-5:30pm CASP Adam Schneider & Steven Rivelis

 

Faculty Chair: Adam Schneider

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/specializations/ 

Video: View here

 

Families and Children Specialization
This specialization is for Clinical and Macro concentrators

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Mon, Oct 25th 5-5:30pm Families and Children Caroline Long
Tues, Oct 26th 5-5:30pm Families and Children Caroline Long 

 

Faculty Chair: Caroline Long

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/specializations/ 

Video:

Health Specialization and Child, Adolescent and Family Health Sub-Specialization
This specialization and sub-specialization are for Clinical and Macro concentrators

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Tues, Oct 26th 12-12:30pm Health/CAFH Melissa Bellin
Wed, Oct 27th 12-12:30pm Health/CAFH Melissa Bellin
Thurs, Oct 28th 12-12:30pm Health/CAFH Melissa Bellin

 

Faculty Chair for Health: Melissa Bellin

Faculty Chair for Child, Adolescent and Family Health: Sarah Dababnah

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/specializations/ and https://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/specializations/sub-specializations/ 

PowerPoint Presentation w/ Audio2020 Health and CAFH Overview

 

Organizational Leadership Specialization - NEW
This NEW specialization is for Macro concentrators

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenters
Mon, Oct 25th 5-5:30pm Organizational Leadership Karen Hopkins & Joan Davitt
Tues, Oct 26th 12-12:30pm Organizational Leadership Karen Hopkins & Laurie Graham 

Faculty Chair: Karen Hopkins

PresentationOrganizational Leadership Information (password: g8bm18?z)

 

Social Work in the Workplace and Employee Assistance Sub-Specialization
This sub-specialization is for Clinical and Macro concentrators under Behavioral Health or for Macro concentrators under Organizational Leadership

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkMeeting ID and PWPresenter
Tues, Oct 26th 1:30-2pm SWWEAP ID: 594 344 1016, PW: 114108 Jodi Frey
THurs, Oct 28th 5:30-6pm SWWEAP ID: 594 344 1016, PW: 114108 Jodi Frey 

 

Faculty Chair: Jodi Frey

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/eap/ 

Video:

 

Dual Degrees

MSW/JD Dual Degree
Here is information for those interested in a Dual Degree with an MSW and Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland, School of Law

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Mon, Oct 25th 5-5:30pm MSW/JD Corey Shdaimah
Wed, Oct 27th 5-5:30pm MSW/JD Corey Shdaimah

 

Faculty Coordinator: Corey Shdaimah

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/dual-degrees/msw-jd/ 

Video:

MSW/MA in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service Dual Degree
Here is information for those interested in a Dual Degree with an MA in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service from Towson University

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Mon, Oct 25th 5-5:30pm MSW/MA Geoff Greif
Tues, Oct 26th 5:30-6pm MSW/MA Geoff Greif

 

 

Faculty Coordinator: Geoff Greif

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/dual-degrees/ 

Video:

MSW/MBA Dual Degree
Here is information for those interested in a Dual Degree with an MSW and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Mon, Oct 25th 5:30-6pm MSW/MBA Karen Hopkins
Tues, Oct 26th 12:30-1pm MSW/MBA Karen Hopkins

 

Faculty Coordinator: Karen Hopkins

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/dual-degrees/ 

Video:

MSW/MPH Dual Degree
Here is information for those interested in a Dual Degree with an MSW and a Master of Public Health from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine or from Johns Hopkins University

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Thurs, Oct 28th 1-1:30pm MSW/MPH Terry Shaw
Fri, Oct 29th 2-1:30pm MSW/MPH Terry Shaw

 

Faculty Coordinator: Terry Shaw

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/dual-degrees/ 

Video

MSW/MPP Dual Degree
Here is information for those interested in a Dual Degree with an MSW and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Mon, Oct 25th 5:30-6pm MSW/MPP Joan Davitt
Fri, Oct 29th 1-1:30pm MSW/MPP Joan Davitt

 

Faculty Coordinator: Joan Davitt

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/dual-degrees/ 

Video:

Field Education Information and Opportunities

Field Education
Members of the Field Office will hold sessions about applying for Field placement

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter(s)
Tues, Oct 26th 12:30-1pm Applying for Field Placements Gisele Ferretto
Wed, Oct 27th 5-5:30pm Macro Concentration Adam Schneider & Angela Jachelski
Wed, Oct 27th 5:30-6pm Applying for Field Placements Gisele Ferretto

 

Contact: fieldeducation@ssw.umaryland.edu 

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/field-education/ 

 

 

BHWISE Fellowships
Learn more about applying for a BHWISE fellowship for your Foundation or Advanced year

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenters
Mon, Oct 25th 12-12:30pm BHWISE Fellowships LaTavia Little & Michele Beaulieu
Mon, Oct 25th 5:30-6pm BHWISE Fellowships Michele Beaulieu & Paul Sacco
Tues, Oct 26th 12:30-1pm BHWISE Fellowships Monifa Johnson & Paul Sacco
Wed, Oct 27th 12:30-1pm BHWISE Fellowships Monifa Johnson & Michele Beaulieu
Wed, Oct 27th 5:30-6pm BHWISE Fellowships LaTavia Little and Paul Sacco
Fri, Oct 29th 12:30-1pm BHWISE Fellowships Michele Beaulieu & Paul Sacco

 

Contact: BHWISE@ssw.umaryland.edu 

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/bhwise/ 

 

 

Financial Social Work Initiative
Learn more about how to integrate financial social work into your social work practice, across agency and setting. Also learn more about scholarship opportunities and field opportunities!

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Wed, Oct 27th 12:30-1pm FSWI Christine Callahan
Thurs, Oct 28th 12:30-1pm FSWI Christine Callahan

 

Contact: fsw@ssw.umaryland.edu

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/fsw/ 

The Financial Social Work Initiative (FSWI) serves as a platform from which the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) undertakes a leadership role in building financial well-being in individuals, couples, and families and confronting economic injustice and building economic strength in communities. Capitalizing on both its academic infrastructure and community outreach services, UMSSW integrates social work practice and theory into the evolving fields of addressing financial distress and fostering individual and community asset-building.

FSWI prepares social workers to advance the economic stability and financial well-being of individuals, families, and communities, with particular attention to vulnerable populations. As social workers, we are at the forefront of the development and delivery of a continuum of asset-building and financial security programs, services, products, and policy strategies by engaging in direct service provision, including emerging interventions such as financial coaching and financial therapy, appropriate client referrals, research, evaluation, outreach, advocacy, and collaboration with community-based partners.

In addition to providing academic training, field placement experiences, research, and continuing education in financial social work, FSWI aims to actively build and support a professional network in this field and to demonstrate leadership both nationally and internationally.

Please join us to learn more about how to integrate financial social work into your social work practice, across agency and setting. Also learn more about scholarship opportunities and field opportunities!

 

 

Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) & Promise Heights
Learn more about advanced placements in our community outreach programs, SWCOS and Promise Heights

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Thu, Oct 28th 12-12:30pm SWCOS and Promise Heights Diara Jackson
Fri, Oct 29th 12-12:30pm SWCOS and Promise Heights Diara Jackson

 

Contact: swcos@ssw.umaryland.edu 

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/swcos/ and https://promiseheights.org/ 

 

 

Title IV-E Education for Child Welfare Program
The Title IV-E Program is a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

Pathway Sessions:

DayTimeLinkPresenter
Mon, Oct 25th 12:30-1pm Title IV-E Chris Wirt
Thurs, Oct 28th 5-5:30pm Title IV-E Chris Wirt

 

Director: Chris Wirt cwirt@ssw.umaryland.edu

The purpose of the Title IV-E program is to prepare MSW students for public child welfare practice.  It provides a financial stipend for each student selected for the program on the condition that the student agrees to accept employment in child welfare with the Department of Human Resources (at a local department of social services in Maryland) after graduation for a period of time equal to one year for each year spent in a financially supported field placement.

Title IV-E Recruitment Information

 

Advising

Academic Advising
The Academic Advisor, Nakiya Schurman, is available for drop-in advising questions

Advisor: Nakiya Schurman, nschurman@ssw.umaryland.edu 

Websitehttps://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/advising/ 

Videos:

  • Understanding the 2020-2021 Curriculum Overview (for Foundation students who entered in Fall 2020)

 

Pathway Schedule