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Second Summer Registration

Important

Add/Drop Information
Add/Drop is done via a Google Form, and will not be available until the dates stated below.

Add/Drop for Term 2 will begin July 17, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (EST) through July 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (EST).

Only ONE option may be selected per form (Add Only or Drop if able to Add; Drop Only). Any subsequent requests must be submitted through another form.

Add/Drop is done on a first come first serve basis.

You will be notified via your Smith Email if and when your request is processed. Until you receive an official email stating a change, you must attend the courses listed on your schedule in BannerWeb.

***Please make sure to check your credits, elective attributes, and any time conflicts prior to completing these forms. Your request will not be considered if any of these are an issue.***

Forms will open on days/times specified above:
Add/Drop Form
Drop Only Form

Elective Schedule

 

For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/ssw/student-life/student-services/oas-registrar/oas-student-services/course-registration

 

Overview

Before reading specific registration instructions for your class, please make sure you are familiar with the School policies regarding course and graduation requirements as well as general registration information outlined at https://www.smith.edu/ssw/student-life/student-services/oas-registrar/oas-student-services/course-registration. We suggest you read this document through at least once prior to elective registration.

 

BannerWeb Registration Dates

Second-summer students will participate in BannerWeb online registration starting Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 12 noon Eastern time. Students must have completed the process by 9:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. OAS staff will be available by phone and email for the first hour of registration on March 26th to answer questions (but please direct technical questions to ITS, which will also be staffed - 413-585-4487). Staff are not able to register students by phone.

In term 1, second summer students will register for required course Practice 301, required course Comparative Psychodynamic Theories 331, and one elective. In term 2, second summer students will register for required course Practice 302 (same section as registered for 301 in Term 1), required course Family Theory for Clinical Social Work Practice 132, and two electives. Students must select electives that do not conflict with the preregistered required courses that have already been scheduled by the Office of Academic Support. Do not drop, delete or change any preregistered required courses on your schedule. If you do so inadvertently, please notify OAS staff at once by email (sswoas@smith.edu), giving us your 99 number and the course you dropped or changed. Any changes to preregistered courses made by students will be changed back by the OAS staff after registration.

You will not be able to register until the dates and times specified above. Although OAS staff will run routine degree audits at the end of each registration period, students bear responsibility for meeting degree requirements. Note that students with holds on their records due to tuition balances owed, Health Services, library fees, parking fines or late course evaluations will not be able to register until the holds are released by the appropriate office. Holds cannot be removed until normal business hours.

Changes can and often do occur after registration. If you are registered for a course that changes term or meeting time, OAS will send a notice of the change to you, attempt to register you again in the changed offering, and follow up if there is a time conflict.

Students Who Cannot or Choose Not to Do BannerWeb Registration

If you cannot or choose not to register during the above times, you may fax your prioritized choices - noting the CRN for each course, your name, your 99 number (all required) and course number (preferred)- before 12:00 noon on Friday, April 1, 2016, Attn: Sharyn Zuffelato, or email them to sswoas@smith.edu by the same date no later than 12:00 noon Eastern Time. Both email and fax provide a date/time stamp that will be used to prioritize registration order (but you will lose your priority status if you fail to provide CRNs or your 99 number!). We are not able to register students by phone. OAS staff will begin registering you at the same time your colleagues begin BannerWeb registration. Be sure to provide a number of alternatives, as OAS staff cannot choose electives for you, and make sure there are no time conflicts in your schedule.

Second Summer Requirements

Listed below are courses second-summer students are required to take. By the time you undertake BannerWeb elective registration, you will already have been scheduled into a random section of each applicable required course. Do not drop, delete or change any required courses on your record. Abbreviations in parentheses represent the Sequence that manages the course.

Summer Term 1 Courses

301 Clinical Social Work Practice (PRAC), 2 credits
331 Comparative Psychodynamic Theories for Clinical 
Social Work Practice (HBSE), 2 credits
334 Racism in the United States; Implications for Social
Work Practice (HBSE), 2 credits (Pre-Registered by OAS)
380, 382, or 384 Social Work Research Methods, Introductory,
Intermediate, or Advanced (RESH), 2 credits (Pre-Registered by OAS)
One Elective, 2 credits
 

Summer Term 2 Courses

302 Clinical Social Work Practice, continued (PRAC),
2 credits
132 Family Theory for Clinical Social Work Practice
(HBSE), 2 credits
381, 383, or 385 Social Work Research Methods,
Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced, continued
(RESH), 2 credits (Pre-Registered by OAS)
Two electives, 2 credtis each (4 credits total)
 

Special Scheduling Requests for Required Courses

We understand that childcare, commuting, and part-time work can add stress to your very full academic schedule. If you have special circumstances that you would like us to consider while scheduling your required courses (the registration for which takes place prior to BannerWeb elective registration), please submit your request to the Office of Academic Support Services (sswoas@smith.edu or fax, 413-585-7994). Using the M.S.W. Special Scheduling Request form will help expedite your request.Such requests must arrive at OAS by 4:00 pm Eastern Time on Monday, February 13, 2017, in order to be considered.

Electives

As a second-summer student, you need to start meeting the structured elective requirements (3-2-2-1). The M.S.W. class of 2018 will be required to take 3 Policy electives (one of which must be a Field of Practice elective), 2 Practice electives (one of which must be a Multi-Person Modality elective), 2 HBSE electives (one of which must be an Advanced Theory elective) and 1 Research elective. For your second summer, you will register for Practice 301, Comparative Psychodynamic Theories 331, and one elective. In term 2, you will register for Practice 302, Family Theory for Clinical Social Work Practice 132, and two electives. As preregistered required courses cannot be moved or changed, you will need to select electives that do not conflict with these core classes.

Below you will find a chart of the electives that were offered in summer 2015 and 2016, along with their designated elective attributes. Not all of these electives will be offered in the summer of 2017 and additional electives may be added. Second summer students register three weeks after third summer student registration, and the Office of Academic Support will post the schedule of available electives approximately one week before online registration.

352 The Future of Social Work: Integrated Behavioral Health Care from Policy to Practice
354 Gentrification, Urban Renewal, and Social Policy
360 Mental Health Policy and Services
361 Families and Social Policies
362 Health Policy and Services
363 Child Welfare Policy and Services
366 Criminal Justice Policy: Implications for Social Work Practice
369 Educational Policy through a Social Work Lens in a New Administration
372 International Perspectives on Social Problems and Social Policy
377 Aging Policy
561 Substance Abuse Policy and Services
562 Women and Policy in a Global Context
563 From Policy to Practice: Home and Community Based Interventions with Youth and Their Families
565 The Social Determinants of Health

318 Managing ethnicities: a socio legal history of immigration to the U.S.
356 Social Welfare and Federal Policy on Indigenous Americans
364 LGBTQ Identity and Social Policy
371 Family Law
373 Lobbying and Grant Writing
374 Social Policy Challenges to Clinical Social Work and What to do about Them
375 Social Justice and the Law - The U.S. Supreme Court: What Is Its Role in Protecting Civil Rights?
378 Black Lives Matter: Case Studies in Intersectional Anti-Racism and Anti-Violence Activism
379 A Trump Presidency: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
533 Senior Integrative Seminar:  Dismantling Institutional Racism
564 The Policy/Policing of Gender in Health and Behavioral Health Care
567 Meaningful Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations
568 Get in the Way – Organizing for Change
306 Couple Therapy: Systems, Models, and Narratives
306 Couple Therapy: Exploration, Integration, and Facilitation
307 Family Therapy: Narrative Approaches to Social Work
309 Advanced Group Theory and Practice (3rd Summer Only)
314 Dialogic and Narrative Theory and Practice (Ten-week, 3rd Summer Only)
316 Community-based Practice with Children and Families: Wraparound and Neurobiologically-Informed Evidence-based Approaches
316 Community-based Practice with Children and Families: Multitheoretical, Evidence-based, and Neurobiologically Informed Approaches
317 Group Treatment for Children and Young Adolescents
326 Social Work and the Schools: Making the Marriage Work
327 Social Work Practice with Children
5536 Psychosocial capacity building in response to disasters
311 The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work
312 Social Work Practice with Older Adults
313 An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Practice
315 Working with Separating and Divorcing Families: Co-parenting Contexts and Interventions
322 Beyond Armed Conflict in Domestic & Global Contexts: Addressing Trauma through a Clinical Social Work Lens
324 Social Work Treatment with Adolescents in Culture and Context (Course Attribute changed to General for Summer 2017)
346 Social Work Practice in Health Care: A Holistic Perspective
350 Cultivating Client Resilience: Using Positive Psychology in Social Work
351 Clinical Perspectives on Disability
353 Leading for Change: Using Your Clinical Voice in Social Work Organizations
390 Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identities: Developmental and Treatment Considerations
396 Queering Practice: Clinical Considerations for Engaging Queer Identities and Queer Spaces
506 Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy  (3rd Summer Only)
508 Trans Mental Health: A Trans Affirming and Anti-Oppressive Practice Approach to Clinical Work with Trans, Queer and Gender Non-Conforming Clients
514 Knowing, Not Knowing and Muddling Through  (3rd Summer Only)
549 Clinical Applications of Intersubjective Theory  (3rd Summer Only)
595 Advanced Treatment with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and Transgender Clients
599 Clinical Social Work and Social Action:  Bridging the False Dichotomy
320 Collective Trauma: The Impact of Intercommunal Violence on Individuals, Communities and Cultures
341 Social Class and its Implications for Social Work
344 A Theoretical Sex Primer for Clinical Social Work: Conceptualizing Sex, Desire, and Pleasure through an Intersectional Lens
345 Transgender Studies: Theory, Practice, and Advocacy
347 Is Age Just a Number? Is 70 the New 50? The Social Construction of Aging in the 21st Century U.S.
397 Race and Ethnicity in Psychodynamic Clinical Practice
560 Comparative Theoretical Perspectives on Disability and Ableism
594 Private Troubles and Public Issues: The Social Construction of Assessment
5535 Gender Studies
335 Crisis Intervention
337 Neurobiology and Clinical Social Work
338 The Role of Emotion in Therapeutic Action
339 Bearing Witness: Making Sense of Trauma and Traumatic Stress Responses  (3rd Summer Only)
340 Psychodynamic and Cognitive Theory and Practice: An Integrative Approach to Treatment
342 Sexual Abuse: Theory, Assessment & Treatment of Those Who Sexually Harm
343 Psychodynamic Relational Perspectives: Implications for Theory and Therapeutic Process
348 Perspectives on Transference and Countertransference in Clinical Social Work: Theory, Research and Practice
355 Family Violence in a Global Context
533-02 Senior Integrative Seminar: Navigating Clinical Dilemmas: Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision from a Relational Perspective  (3rd Summer Only)
533-03 Senior Integrative Seminar: Drive, Ego, Object, Self Revisited (3rdSummer Only)
533 Senior Integrative Seminar: The Four Psychologies Revisited  (3rdSummer Only)
533 Senior Integrative Seminar: Advanced Concepts in Comparative Psychodynamic Theory  (3rd Summer Only)
535 Cross Cultural Issues in Attachment
534 Attachment and Mastery in Contemporary Ego Psychology
592 Issues in the Treatment of Mental Illness: Clinical and Social Policy Perspectives
597 Theory and Clinical Practice with Addicted Clients: Dual Diagnosis
357 Social Work, Data, and You
389 How Can We Tell If It’s Working? An Introduction to Program Evaluation
583 Participatory - and Action-Based Community Research
584 Researching Recent Scholarship on Marginalized Populations

Petition to Waive a Required Course

For full course descriptions, view the Course Offerings page. This page will contain the most up-to-date information. Courses coded "3rd sum" on elective listings are available to third-summer students only.

New electives must run for three years before they are considered for addition to the permanent online course listings.

Transferring and Waiving Courses

If you have completed course work elsewhere that closely aligns with the description of any of the above required courses and that has not already been transferred to your record, you may petition for transfer credit(see Master's Program Handbook, section 503). In order to ensure that you are placed properly in your courses, please submit materials and the form to OAS no later than February 28, 2017. You may also petition to waive a course and replace it with an elective; this deadline is also February 28, 2017. Students should not attempt to transfer and waive the same course. If you are approved for transfer credit or waiver and are already registered, OAS staff will work with you to adjust your schedule.

Forms

Petition for transfer credit 

Petition to waive course 330

Please note the deadlines on the forms. Your request has a better chance of being considered if you meet the deadline.