Social Work + Trauma Practice Certificate

The Master of Social Work (MSW) + Trauma Practice Certificate program provides students with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and competency in working with populations that have been impacted by trauma.

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The Certificate in Trauma Practice will prepare graduates for practice opportunities with a variety of populations in multiple settings including: schools and universities, community mental health centers, immigrant & refugee centers, the legal justice and prison systems, inpatient & outpatient hospitalization programs, and psychotherapeutic settings with children, adults, couples, families and groups.

See program requirements for the Master of Social Work program or view the full program plan.

The program plan is only for students who start Fall 2019 and after.

See program requirements for the Master of Social Work program or view the full program plan.

The program plan is only for students who start Fall 2019 and after.

Examples of employers for first jobs following graduation:

  • Violence Recovery Program, Fenway Health
  • Justice Resource Institute (JRI)
  • Riverside Community Care
  • North Shore Mental Health 
  • Compass Schools
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Boston Regional STARR
  • Department of Children and Families

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Social Work at Simmons University

Our progressive, hands-on curriculum integrates education and practice with social justice values, multicultural perspectives and a strong emphasis on field education.

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Our Faculty

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Gary Bailey

  • Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice
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Michelle Putnam

  • Professor and Jennifer Eckert '08 School of Social Work Chair and Director of Doctoral Program
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Jennifer Putney

  • Associate Professor and Director of Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Education and Research
Diane Zipoli

Diane Zipoli

  • Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of Field Education
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Eugenia Knight

  • Associate Professor of Practice and Director of On-Ground Field Education