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Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-specialization Information Sessions, Advanced

First year students interested in learning about the SSW’s unique program preparing social workers for clinical and macro careers in social working the workplace, including but not limited to Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) should plan to attend one of the following information sessions to learn more about the program, field placements and career options.

Did you know that UMSSW has the only dedicated graduate social work program in the world that provides students with an opportunity to focus their studies in the exciting and fast-growing field of Social Work in the Workplace, including but not limited to Employee Assistance Programs (SWW/EA)? Have you ever considered the workplace as a setting to reach out to and engage employees and their family members in supportive counseling, coaching and help-seeking to support behavioral health, well-being, resilience and work-life integration? Do you have an interest in mental health, program management and organizational consultation, and/or substance use, crisis and trauma, and stress management? Are you interested in prevention and early intervention with working families and employers? Do you like variety throughout your day with clinical, mezzo and macro work, coupled with challenging social problems that you are in a position to influence in the work organization?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, please attend one of the upcoming Information sessions so you can learn first-hand, from the chair of the program, Dr. Jodi Frey, how the Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance (SWW/EA) Sub-specialization can provide you with additional skills within one of the following specializations: Behavioral Health or Organizational Leadership. Note, the sub-specialization can be easily completed within the 2-year MSW time period – it does not take any addition time to complete.

Information Session dates and times are listed below and all will use this Zoom link:

1. Tuesday, October 5th from 1:15pm – 2:00pm via Zoom

2. Tuesday, October 12th from 1:00pm – 1:45pm via Zoom

3. Wednesday, October 20th from 12:15pm – 1:00pm via Zoom (USG student focused, but anyone can attend)

For more information about the sub-specialization and opportunities in the field, please contact Dr. Frey at All students planning to sub-subspecialize in SWW/EA should plan to meet with Dr. Frey for advising prior to submitting their advanced field application.



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