Monday, 23 February, at 9:00-11:00 PM EST (6:00 pm PST) , ‘CSWE Listens and Speaks’ offers a show on selecting a graduate MSW program from among the 200+ CSWE nationally accredited programs in the United States. CSWE President Dr. Darla Coffey leads a very experienced panel of graduate educators and professionals to discuss many issues and answer your questions. To listen in or ask questions please call 347-327-9168. Listeners can also listen in online. For full podcast information go to http://www.the-american-family.com/listening-instructions.html.
Immediately following that discussion, from 10:00 -11:00 PM EST, Terry Keller and Duane Breijak will lead a panel of present and recent MSW students in discussing how they made their choice and will also be available at 347-327-9168 to answer your questions.
The panel members joining President Coffey include:
- Linda Grobman, MSW, Editor of ‘The New Social Worker’
- Dr. Bruce Friedman, Graduate Faculty, California State University-Bakersfield.
- Terry Keller, MSW, Ab.D., Graduate Faculty at Michigan State University.
- Duane Breijak, LMSW, Director of Member Services & Development, National Association of Social Workers –Michigan Chapter
- Dr. Dennis Cogswell, Graduate Faculty Emeritus, Radford University.
Topics the panel may cover include:
- Importance of CSWE accreditation when choosing a school
- Given that all social work programs have the same accreditation standards, what factors should I be addressing when selecting a social work program?
- What if the value of an MSW education above an MFT education?
- What are the different specialties available nation-wide?
- Given the cost of graduate education and the salary range for MSW, is it really worthwhile to accumulate that much debt to earn an MSW?
- What should you look for in faculty numbers and credentials? What factors besides faculty make a good graduate social work program?
- Online vs. face-to-face programs
- What if I am interested in both clinical and macro practice?
- Importance of location of school
Please spread the word to students and colleagues about this special show and opportunity.