Field Practicum

Field Practicum: Connecting the Classroom to Real World Practice

Field placements in a variety of practice settings such as family support, housing and home security, gerontology, child welfare, mental health, school based, justice system.  These placements offer experiences with children, adolescents, adults, families.

  • 450 hours, two days per week, across three quarters at the assigned agency.
  • Students are matched with an agency and placed during the spring quarter of their junior year.
  • Students are supervised by qualified social workers on site and guided by program-appointed field faculty liaisons.
  • Field Practicum Fee for Tevera Data System
    A one-time $223 expense for field practicum placement (required to initiate the placement process in winter quarter of your junior year) 

It has been my distinct pleasure to have partnered with the Seattle University Social Work Program Field Placement Office for the past 8 years. Their BSW students consistently demonstrate a dedication to social justice and a commitment to education that has made teaching them about the profession a joy and an honor for our Social Work team. The Jesuit mission and the mission of Harborview are also closely aligned, which has made our relationship that much more meaningful to all.

Mollie Forrester, MSW, LICSW Associate Director, Social Work Department, Harborview Medical Center
BSW Field Practicum Manual

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  • Amelia Seraphia Derr, MSW, PhD

    Amelia Seraphia Derr, MSW, PhD

    Director, Bachelor of Social Work

    Associate Professor


  • Gabriela A. Hyre. MSW

    Field Director, Social Work

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Social Work

  • Anna McCain

    Anna McCain

    Administrative Assistant, Social Work Department