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Third Summer Registration


Intent to Graduate Form
Please complete the Intent to Graduate form no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017. This form is vital in ensuring that all graduating student information is accurate throughout the graduation process.

Intent to Graduate Form 2017

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.

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

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

Elective Schedule

Please make sure you are familiar with the School policies regarding course and graduation requirements as well as general registration information outlined at We suggest you read this document through at least once prior to elective registration.

See below for instructions on completing a Degree Requirement: Self Audit

BannerWeb Overview

Third-summer registration has two parts:

Content Specific Registration (March 5, 2017)

To ensure that all third summer students fulfill their Content Specific elective requirements, during this registration period A17 students will select one Practice content specific elective (must be a Multi-Modality); one HBSE content specific elective (must be an Advanced Social Theory); and one Policy content specific elective (must be a Field of Practice). No more than one Content specific selection per sequence can be made at this point.

If you have already completed one (or more) of these Content Specific requirements, you must skip that Content Specific selection of that sequence at this registration. In other words, if you have already completed any of the Content Specific electives (during previous summer enrollment), you may only register for any that remain unfulfilled. If you have completed all of your Content Specific electives, you can not register in this Content Specific registration period.

General Elective Registration (March 12, 2017)

During this registration, students will register for one general elective each from the Practice and HBSE sequences, and 2 general electives from the Policy sequence.

You will also register for your Open Sequence electives at this time.

Below you will find a chart of the electives that were offered in summers 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.

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

View full course descriptions on 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.

BannerWeb Registration Details

Third-summer students will participate in BannerWeb online registration, for Content Specific electives only, starting Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 12:00 pm Eastern time. Students must have completed the process by 9:00 pm Eastern time on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. OAS staff will be available by phone and email for the first hour of registration on March 5th 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.

Third summer students will have a second registration, for their General electives, starting Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 12:00 pm Eastern time. Students must have completed the process by 9:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. OAS staff will be available by phone and email for the first hour of registration on March 12th 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.

Third-summer students register for a total of three electives in Term 1 and four electives in Term 2.

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, 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.


Degree Requirements: Self Audit

It is your responsibility to ensure that, by the end of BannerWeb registration, you will have registered for courses that enable you to meet all graduation requirements. Follow these instructions to check what you may need.

  • Using the BannerWeb transcript of your courses and grades, add up the credits you earned in summer terms to date. Include any transfer credits that appear on the transcript.
  • Most students will have a total of 42 summer credits (11 credits for each term in your first summer; 10 credits for each term in your second summer).
  • Subtract your total from 56 to determine the number of elective credits you still need to graduate. In most cases it will be 14, the equivalent of seven courses (three in Term 1 and four in Term 2). If you will need more than 7 courses or 14 credits for the degree, contact the Office of Academic Support Services at, before 12:00 noon Eastern Time on Friday, February 24, 2017, to have your maximum credits reset in Banner.
  • To qualify for the degree, all students must successfully complete one elective from each of the 3-2-2 Elective Designations (See Chart Above).
  • Total credits needed to graduate (Master’s students): 131; this will include the credits earned for your Field assignments, your Thesis and your CPP.
  • Make a note of any electives below that you have already taken and passed

At the end of your two registration periods (the Content Specific and the General/Open Choice Registrations) you should have seven (7) courses: three in Term 1 and four in Term 2 with elective requirements met.

Additional courses may be added to your schedule during the Third Summer “Add Only” period or during one of the “Add/drop” periods. The maximum number of courses you can enroll in is five courses in a term. (Caution: when using BannerWeb during the Course Add period, it is inadvisable to drop a course needed to meet degree requirements, since most other courses that might fulfill your requirement are probably full. OAS staff will not be able to re-register you into a course that becomes full). Schedules shall be considered preliminary until classes begin.

Electives coded “3rd sum” or “Sr” on the schedule are exclusively open to third-summer students but not required. You may only register for one Senior Integrative Seminar during the General/Open Choice registration. If there are available seats, you may add a second Senior Integrative Seminar during the Third Summer “Add Only” period or during the “Add/drop” periods. 

For detailed descriptions of courses go to the online course listings on the website. New electives must run for three years before they are considered for addition to the permanent online course listings.

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, March 3, 2017, Attn: Sharyn Zuffelato, or email them to 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.