Diversity Social Work Advancement Program (DSWAP) information session

True Thao and Nelly Torori picture in front of The Family Partnership True Thao of The Family Partnership and Nelly Torori MSW '11, DSWAP scholar
True Thao of The Family Partnership and Nelly Torori MSW '11, DSWAP scholar

For MSW students from immigrant, refugee and minority communities who are entering their clinical practicum in fall 2017

Date & Time:

Friday, March 10, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM




McNeely Hall, MCH 106, University of St. Thomas, 2060 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

Please RSVP:

Email Jane Hurley-Johncox at jfhurleyjoh@stthomas.edu to RSVP

The purpose of this information session is for eligible students to explore their interest in, and increase their understanding of, the DSWAP program. The program is a collaboration between The Family Partnership (TFP) and the Master of Social Work programs at the University of Minnesota, St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas, and Augsburg College. True Thao, TFP clinical supervisor, is coming to campus on March 10 to provide information and support to potentially interested students.

Please note: March 10 is also the date of the 2017 Justice Lecture featuring Abdi Warsame which starts at 5 pm in McNeely Hall (with food available starting at 4:45 pm), so we hope that you are able to attend both events.

DSWAP provides support and training to racially and ethnically diverse clinical MSW students and recent MSW graduates in their clinical and professional development. The goals of DSWAP are to increase the number of immigrant, refugee and minority mental health professionals; increase the availability, accessibility and effectiveness of trauma-informed treatment for immigrants, refugees and minorities; and to enhance the cross-cultural knowledge and skills of clinical supervisors. The DSWAP program was highlighted in the fall 2016 School of Social Work Perspectives newsletter. READ THE ARTICLE»

DSWAP is open to MSW students entering an advanced practicum at the University of Minnesota, St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas or Augsburg College. Participants must come from an immigrant, refugee or minority community. Participants must also have transportation with a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and be willing to have evening hours to see clients.

The internship runs from September through May, approximately 16 – 20 hours per week. TFP offers a flexible schedule and asks for a minimum of 16 hours per week for the entire academic year. They are committed to providing a friendly, supportive, and professional experience for its interns.

  1. Participating in the program has many benefits, including:
  2. Paving the way for mental health services in under-served communities
  3. Gaining experience providing therapeutic services to clients
  4. Attending free educational seminars and trainings provided under the DSWAP Grant
  5. Obtaining academic credit and qualified clinical supervision, if applicable
  6. Receiving a monthly stipend of approximately $400.00 per month (Mileage and parking are also reimbursed)

For planning purposes, please email Jane Hurley-Johncox, clinical faculty and DSWAP faculty coordinator, at jfhurleyjoh@stthomas.edu to RSVP

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.

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