Second Summer Registration
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.***
Drop Only Form
For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/ssw/student-life/student-services/oas-registrar/oas-student-services/course-registration
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 email@example.com 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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
Please note the deadlines on the forms. Your request has a better chance of being considered if you meet the deadline.