The Social Work Department can accommodate up to four graduate student interns each year to complete their field placement requirement. Second year, or advanced placement, M.S.W. students are accepted into the program that includes weekly seminars, individual supervision, and group supervision. All interns must complete a thorough background check and orientation prior to the beginning of the internship. The internships are unpaid field placement opportunities.
Student interns are assigned to the supervision of a licensed social worker to gain experience in providing direct clinical care and treatment according to the expectations of their graduate field placement program. The student interns have an opportunity to participate in the care and treatment of clients as treatment team members and perform all of the functions of the social work staff assigned to the team.
The clinical experience offered to the intern is supplemented by training provided to all clinical employees of the hospital to assure their competency and ability to function safely in the treatment team environment. Social work interns are also provided the opportunity to participate in group supervision to consolidate the clinical experiences they are exposed to and obtain peer support as they negotiate their clinical experience. They also participate in numerous seminars taught by social work staff and professionals from other hospital disciplines to enhance their education and understanding of inpatient psychiatric care.
Graduate social work students interested in a field placement in the Fort Logan Social Work Department Student Intern Program should contact Carol Hayward LCSW at 303-866-7917 or at carol.hayward.state.co.us for further information.