This innovative program is designed to expand the number and diversity of mental health counselors, social workers and therapists in Washington state who serve individuals with severe mental health or substance use challenges. The initiative provides grants, up to $51,500, to students in advanced social work and counseling programs at 13 participating universities across the state in return for their service in approved community-based behavioral health or tribal agencies. Learn more here.
Our social-justice focused, community-based Advanced Clinical MSW program is uniquely suited to prepare you for this workforce development initiative. Along with social justice theory, mental health diagnosis and treatment, and policy classes, you will take two years of practice courses which center social justice and build your skills in anti-oppressive practice. Learning is enhanced by small class size and professors who have community-based clinical experience. WDI scholars have a dedicated social work faculty member advisor who understands community-based behavioral health.
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Learn about practicum details and requirements for both MSW program options.
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