Did you know that the UMSSW has the only specialized MSW program focused on preparing graduate students for social work in the workplace with a focus on employee assistance or EAP? Our school is recognized as a global leader in this area and graduates continue to be sought out for meaningful jobs and leadership positions in the world of work, EAP, and broader employee behavioral health and well-being. Offered within the broader Behavioral Health Sub-specialization, the Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-specialization can be completed within the traditional program’s two year timeline.
Social Work in the Workplace & EA students have options for clinical or macro concentrations and education and practice focuses on workplace behavioral health and well-being and broader human services in the workplace. The Sub-specialization emphasizes prevention, assessment, and short-term counseling for mental health and substance use, personal problems that can negatively affect productivity and work performance, services to support work/life integration and well-being, crisis intervention, and stress management. Additionally, social workers in the workplace partner with diverse work organizations to develop and implement policies, consult with managers, and assess organizational functioning and human resource management. The potential for jobs for social workers in the workplace are endless!
To learn more about the coursework, field placement opportunities and career options, please plan to attend a virtual Information Session with Dr. Jodi Frey, Chair of the Sub-specializaiton. This information session is open to all students and will be help on Monday, November 16th from 12:30-1:30pm. The link to join the Zoom meeting is listed below.
You can also check out www.ssw.umaryland.edu/eap to read more about this innovative track for social workers.
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