Clinical Social Work
Clinical Social Workers are often employed by hospitals, nursing and personal care facilities, individual and family services agencies, or local governments. They are usually required to hold a professional degree in social work and have obtained a license or are professionally registered. Most social workers will start with a bachelor’s degree in social work, but often progress into a master’s degree in social work or a doctoral degree.
Offering compassionate care, the Clinical Social Worker focuses on providing psychosocial support to individuals and families coping with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, or AIDS. Plans are also developed for family caregivers and patients to handle their unique situation once discharged from the hospital.
The University of New England’s Master of Social Work builds upon the foundation of your social work education to provide students with in depth insight into working with groups, individuals and in special needs situations.
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