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What is Albany IAP?
The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany in partnership with 9 area consortium agencies is offering a special opportunity to earn a Master in Social Work (MSW) with a specialization in service to aging persons. for direct and macro practice and leadership in social work services at one of the premiere MSW programs in the United States.
The Albany IAP is part of the Geriatric Social Work Practicum Development Program, which is funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and coordinated by the New York Academy of Medicine. The goal of the program is to address the critical need for geriatric social workers by developing more aging rich practicum sites that will be a permanent and ongoing component of the graduate social work educational process and increasing the number of MSW students electing to go into the field of aging. The rationale for concentrating on field practicum education is that changes in the health care delivery system elicit responses from the practice community more quickly than academia, thus by focusing on the field practicum, practice can more effectively inform the social work educational process.
Albany IAP Opportunities and Benefits
The Albany IAP provides a number of exciting opportunities, including the following:
Albany HIAP Curriculum
In the first year of the MSW program, all the students, including those who are interested in IAP, will complete the generalist MSW curriculum. In addition to the regular MSW curriculum, Albany IAP provides a series of seminars on aging-related issues, which is open to the 1st year students and the wider community audience.
In the second year, the Albany IAP students will take a special curriculum with in-depth content on aging and services for older persons. The following is the specialization year curriculum in the year 2001-2002.
- Direct Practice Curriculum -
Third semester (fall)
- Macro Practice Curriculum -
Third semester (fall)
Albany IAP Field Instruction
In the first year of the MSW program, all the students, including those who are interested in IAP, will be placed in agencies that serve persons of varying ages. The field instruction for the first year student is two days a week.
In the second year, the Albany IAP students will be assigned to one of the consortium sites. The second year internship will be a rotation among programs (within the site) so that students can work with older adults and their families on a continuum from well to end of life. The field instruction for the second year students is three days a week, including time for integrative seminars.
Albany IAP Consortium Agencies
The School of Social Welfare, University at Albany: http://www.albany.edu/ssw
Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter: http://www.alzneny.org
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP): http://www.cdphp.com
Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York (JFS): http://www.jfsneny.org
New York State Office for the Aging (SOFA): http://aging.state.ny.us/index.htm
Northeast Health (NEH): http://www.nehealth.com
St. Peter's Health Care Services: http://www.mercycare.com
Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center, Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VAMC): http://www.va.gov/visns/visn02/albany.html
Whitney M. Young, Jr., Health Center (WYHC): http://www.urlis.com/whitney
Albany IAP Related Organizations
John A. Hartford Foundation: http://www.jhartfound.org
New York Academy of Medicine: http://www.nyam.org
Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) SAGE-SW: http://www.cswe.org
Albany IAP Application
Who can apply?
In order to join the Albany IAP, you have to meet the following criteria:
When should I apply?
Application due date is February 15th.
How Do I apply for Albany IAP?
You can apply online or via postage-based mail:
If you are not currently in the MSW program, you need to apply for the MSW program as well as for Albany IAP. For the MSW program application information, click here.
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