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MSW Children, Adolescents & Adults Concentration

Prepare for a future in social services supporting children and families.

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Be Ready to Work in a Range of Settings and Situations

Improve the lives of children, adolescents & adults through evidence-based and developmentally appropriate interventions and strategies.

This concentration is designed for social workers who are interested these kinds of roles:

  • Clinical practices with children, adolescents, and adults including:
    • Mental health
    • Adoption
    • Family support
    • Child welfare
    • Health care
    • Early intervention
    • Education
  • Relationship-based collaborative work with caregivers and other adults
  • Advocacy work on behalf of families and communities
  • Consultation and technical assistance to systems and organizations that serve youth and adults

children, adolescents and adults CONCENTRATION HIGHLIGHTS

Our Program is Made For You

This 60-credit hour program can be personalized to your focus on children, adolescents, and adults.

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High Demand Skills

Sharpen your competitive edge in the marketplace.

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On Campus or Online

Choose what works best for your life and schedule.

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Faculty Experts

Learn from our nationally recognized faculty and build a network of colleagues.

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Specialized Field Placements

Complete a two-semester concentration field placement focusing on children, adolescents, and adults.

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Your Ideal Program

Depending on your goals, choose from a 2 or 3 year program.

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If you have a BSW, you’ll waive up to 25 credit hours and save on tuition, putting your learning into practice even sooner.

Explore a Few of the Concentration Courses

See all children, adolescents, and adults MSW courses 

Advanced Clinical Practice with Trauma
This advanced clinical practice course provides students with an understanding of the sociopolitical context of trauma and its impact on neurobiology, health, mental health, social relationships, and community functioning, as well as assessment and treatment strategies for children and families affected by trauma.
K437
Child and Family Policy
This advanced policy practice course focuses on the role of families and policymakers in altering practices and policies that support well-being in early childhood (0-8).
K439
Advanced Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Adults
This advanced clinical course introduces students to a range of theories and therapeutic approaches to practice, including integrative models; developmental models; psychodynamic and relational models; cognitive-behavioral models including both acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); group work models; and mind-body connection models.
K454
Nancy Toncy
Clinical Supervisor, Between Friends
“Erikson students come to us with excellent family therapy skills. They know how to talk to parents about their children in a very sensitive way.”
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT & SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS

Look Into Erikson’s Robust Financial Support & Scholarship Options

With dozens of scholarships and financial aid opportunities, our team is here to help you make your graduate education more affordable.

Based on your unique professional goals, we can help you understand tuition and expenses, and identify possible financial support opportunities.

Financial Aid Options  Tuition and Fees

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