Our MPH/MSW program incorporates a public health perspective into social work practice and enables students to earn both a Master in Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Social Work (MSW). This collaborative program with the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions reduces the amount of time and credits compared to completing both programs separately.
Building on previous course content, this course examines the concepts of resiliency and self-monitoring in the evaluation of strategies that are effective for renewing and sustaining interest in the profession. The opportunities and challenges of post-graduate social work practice and the importance of support from mentors and colleagues are explored. Students will identify how their own learning style informs the development of their professional identity. In particular they will focus on how their practice, professional identity and commitment to the profession can be sustained through life-long learning, use of supervision and self-care.