Exploring Medical Social Work (Note time & location change)
Have you ever heard of the field of social work? Did you know as a social worker you can specialize in the following: Child, Family, & Social work, Medical Public Health Social Work, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Work, & Social Work Planners & Policymakers?
Come to this week’s MAPS meeting
Exploring Medical Social Work!
We will be having an interactive session with Dr. Gunnar Almgren (Associate Professor @ the UW School of Social Work). Dr. Almgren has over 18 years of experience as the Chief of Social Work in various hospitals (UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, & St. John’s Hosptial). We will also have Felicity Hendrix, a current MSW student, share her experience about the UW MSW program .
You don’t want to miss out on this event! This is not your ordinary meeting. We will go through several case studies to explore medical social work.
Did you know?
. Medical social workers typically work in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospice_care hospice,and work with patients and their families in need of psychosocial help.
. Medical social workers assess the psychosocial functioning of patients and families. Interventions may include connecting patients and families to necessary resources and supports in the community; providing psychotherapy, supportive counseling, or grief counseling
. Medical social workers typically work on an interdisciplinary team with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional professionals of other disciplines (such as medicine, nursing, physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy, etc.).
. Requirement is a 2-year Masters of Social Work Degree
. University of Washington Social Work program is ranked 4th in the nation!
Where: Smith 309
When: Thursday, 5-6pm
What to bring: yourself, questions, and a friend