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Social Work Practicum Program

Program Overview

University Health Behavioral Health provides social work training experiences for both bachelor and master level students at our inpatient and outpatient locations throughout Kansas City. Social work students receive both individual and group supervision on a weekly basis as well preceptor supervision.

For information on Social Work Practicums please contact:
Dianne Asher, LCSW, LCAC, LSCSW
Director of Behavioral Health Workforce Development
dianne.asher@uhkc.org
816-404-5733

Practicum Department Options

Bachelor Level Practicum

The Bachelor level practicum opportunities include development of one-on-one relationship, co-facilitation of groups, and collaborative program development.

Department Options:

  • New Frontiers
    • New Frontiers provides psychosocial groups and activities focusing on self-esteem, mental health, nutrition, physical and mental wellness, music therapy, independent living skills and recreation.
  • The Peer Center
    • The Peer Center is a drop in center and offers a variety of activities within a support network, and helps individuals develop social skills, job skills and symptom management skills.
  • Outpatient Substance Use Services
    • Offers comprehensive services that include: assessment and treatment planning, individual, group, and family therapy, Medication Assisted Treatment including Suboxone for opioid use, and relapse prevention
  • Housing Outreach
    • Outreach team helps unhoused individuals who are experiencing mental health and/or co-occurring symptoms access quality housing and healthcare, including mental health services and substance use disorder counseling. By eliminating barriers to care, the Homeless Outreach team can help healthcare problems be detected and treated, decrease emergency department use for primary care, and provide overall health awareness and education
  • Community Teams
    • Provide case management, therapy, medication services both in the community and in the office
      • Intensive Community Services (ICS) Adult
      • Community Assistance Program (CAP) Adult
      • Intensive Co-occurring Disorder Treatment (ICT) Adult
      • Futures ages 3-25

Master Level Practicum

The Master level practicum training opportunities include development of one- on-one relationships, competition of intakes, psychosocial, and annual assessment, and individual and group therapy.

Department Options:

  • Community Teams
    • Provide case management, therapy, medication services both in the community and in the office
      • Intensive Community Services (ICS) Adult
      • Community Assistance Program (CAP) Adult
      • Intensive Co-occurring Disorder Treatment (ICT) Adult
      • Futures ages 3-25
  • Crossroads Counseling
      • Crossroads Counseling is an outpatient clinic comprised of Child/Adolescent and Adult services.
  • Outpatient Substance Use Services
      • Offers comprehensive services that include: assessment and treatment planning, individual, group, and family therapy, Medication Assisted Treatment including Suboxone for opioid use, and relapse prevention

Macro Practice Internship

The Macro Practice Internship activities will vary depending on your areas of interest and the needs of the organization. Training opportunities will include project planning and management within University Health Behavioral Health, as well as the local community.