Title: Assistant Director, Doctoral of Social Work Program
Doctor of Social Work (DSW) at Rutgers
Why the Rutgers DSW Program?
You were meant to be an acknowledged leader in the field of clinical social work, drawing on your experience to build knowledge through the development and disseminiation of original ideas through journal articles and books, national and international conferences, and innovative websites. In the Rutgers DSW program, you will gain insight to allow you to be part of the practice world, where we need such leaders.
How will the Rutgers DSW Program help me?
By assisting you in developing the thinking and writing skills that translate your rich practice experiences into innovative case studies and qualitative papers that connect theory, research, and practice and are publishable. We give you the technical skills you will need to connect to online audiences who need access to your clinical wisdom and experience.
What is the mission and curriculum of Rutgers DSW Program?
The mission of the Rutgers Doctor of Social Work program is to transform seasoned social workers into practitioner-scholars.
Students build on their practice experience to develop new knowledge for the field and then disseminate this knowledge through peer-reviewed journal articles, national and international conference presentations, teaching, and innovative digital projects.
Our curriculum helps student contextualize their rich practice experience in theory and research, to build knowledge that informs and leads to field. We are equally concerned with self-reflexivity; understanding the complex relationships between our values and our practice, and critically examining our own prevailing ideas and biases as we create knowledge that matters most to clinicians and their clients.
Spotlight on: Becca Klaver, BA, MFA, Ph.D. Engaged Scholarship: Multimedia Writing (for 2nd- and 3rd-year DSW students)
“Can the American dream be a reality or is it just an illusion?” Widian Nicola, Doctoral Social Work student, asks of an undocumented immigrant.