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Third Summer Registration


Before reading specific registration instructions fo ryour class, please make sure you are fmailiar with the School policies regarding course and graduation requirements as well as general reistration information outlined at We suggest you read this document through at least once prior to elective registration.


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Third-summer registration has two parts:


Content Specific Registration (March 6, 2016)

To ensure that all third summer students fulfill their Content Specific elective requirements, during this registration period A16 students will select one Practice elective (must be a Multi-Modality); one HBSE elective (must be an Advanced Social Theory); and one Policy elective (must be a Field of Practice). No more than one Content specific selection per sequence can be made at this point.


If your email titled "Important--For Summer 2016 Registration", dated December 3, 2015, indicated that you have already completed one (or all three) of these Content Specific requirements, you must skip that Content Specific selection at this point. In other words, if you have already completed any of the Content Specific electives, you may only register for any that remain unfulfilled.


General Elective Registration (March 16, 2016)

During this registration, students will register for one general elective each from the Practice, HBSE, and Policy sequences.


You will also register for your Open Sequence electives at this time.


Below you will find a chart of the electives that will be offered in summer 2016 (days and time are in process). The Office of Academic Support will post the schedule of available electives approximately one week before online registration.



Policy General Electives

May be used as Policy-Field

of Practice elective


Managing ethnicities: a socio legal history of immigration to the U.S.



Mental Health Policy and Services


Families and Social Policies


Health Policy and Services


Child Welfare Policy and Services


LGBTQ Identity and Social Policy



Criminal Justice Policy: Implications for Social Work Practice


Family Law



Lobbying and Grant Writing



Social Policy Challenges to Clinical Social Work and What to do about Them



Social Justice and the Law: Public Policy and the Laws of the U.S.



Aging Policy


Black Lives Matter: Case Studies in Intersectional Anti-Racism and Anti-Violence Activism



Senior Integrative Seminar: Dismantling Institutional Racism (3rd year only)



Substance Abuse Policy and Services


Women and Policy in a Global Context



Practice General Electives


May be used as Practice-Multi-Person Modality elective


Couple Therapy: Systems, Models, and Narratives


Couple Therapy: Exploration, Integration, and Facilitation


Family Therapy: Narrative Approaches to Social Work


Group Therapy


The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work



Social Work Practice with Older Adults



An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Practice



Dialogic and Narrative Theory and Practice (3rd year only)


Community-based Practice with Children and Families


Group Treatment for Children and Young Adolescents


Beyond Combat: Clinical Social Work Theory and Practice Models



Social Work Treatment with Adolescents in Culture and Context


Social Work and the Schools: Making the Marriage Work


Clinical Social Work with Children


Social Work in Health Care



Cultivating Client Resilience: Using Positive Psychology in Social Work



Clinical Perspectives on Disability



Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identities: Developmental and Treatment Considerations



Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy



Knowing, Not Knowing and Muddling Through (3rd year only)



Clinical Applications of Intersubjective Theory (3rd year only)



Advanced Treatment with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and Transgender Clients (3rd year only)



Clinical Social Work and Social Action:  Bridging the False Dichotomy



Psychosocial capacity building in response to disasters



HBSE General Electives

May be used as HBSE-Advanced Theory elective


Collective Trauma: The Impact of Intercommunal Violence on Individuals, Communities and Cultures


Crisis Intervention



Neurobiology and Clinical Social Work



Bearing Witness: Making Sense of Trauma and Traumatic Stress Responses



Social Class and its Implications for Social Work


Psychodynamic Relational Perspectives: Implications for Theory and Therapeutic Process



Transgender Studies: Theory, Practice, and Advocacy


Race and Ethnicity in Psychodynamic Clinical Practice


Senior Integrative Seminar: The Four Psychologies Revisited (3rd year only)



Senior Integrative Seminar: Advanced Concepts in Comparative Psychodynamic Theory (3rd year only)



Attachment and Mastery in Contemporary Ego Psychology



Comparative Perspectives on Disability and Disability Policy


Issues in the Treatment of Mental Illness: Clinical and Social Policy Perspectives



Theory and Clinical Practice with Addicted Clients: Dual Diagnosis



Gender Studies



Research General Electives



Participatory - and Action-Based Community Research



Researching Recent Scholarship on Marginalized Populations



For full course descriptions click here. This site will contain the most up-to-date information. Courses coded "3rd sum" on elective listings are available to third-summer students only.

New electives must run for three years before they are considered for addition to the permanent online course listings.

BannerWeb Registration Details


Third-summer students will participate in BannerWeb online registration, for Content Specific electives only, starting Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 12:00 pm Eastern time. Students must have completed the process by 11:00 pm Eastern time on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. OAS staff will be available by phone and email for the first hour of registration on March 6th to answer questions (but please direct technical questions to ITS, which will also be staffed - (413) 585-4487). Staff are not able to register students by phone.


Third summer students will have a second registration, for their General electives, starting Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 12:00 pm Eastern time. Students must have completed the process by 11:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. OAS staff will be available by phone and email for the first hour of registration on March 13th to answer questions (but please direct technical questions to ITS, which will also be staffed - (413) 585-4487). Staff are not able to register students by phone.


Third-summer students register for a total of three electives in Term 1 and four electives in Term 2.


You will not be able to register until the dates and times specified above. Although OAS staff will run routine degree audits at the end of each registration period, students bear responsibility for meeting degree requirements. Note that students with holds on their records due to tuition balances owed, library fees, parking fines or late course evaluations will not be able to register until the holds are released by the appropriate office. Holds cannot be removed until normal business hours.


Changes can and often do occur after registration. If you are registered for a course that changes term or meeting time, OAS will send a notice of the change to you, attempt to register you again in the changed offering, and follow up if there is a time conflict.


Technical instructions for second-summer BannerWeb registration



Students who Cannot or Choose Not to do BannerWeb Registration


If you cannot or choose not to register during the above times, you may fax your prioritized choices - noting the CRN for each course, your name, your 99 number (all required) and course number (preferred)- before 12:00 noon on Friday, March 4, 2016, Attn: Sharyn Zuffelato, or email them to by the same date no later than 12:00 noon Eastern Time. Both email and fax provide a date/time stamp that will be used to prioritize registration order (but you will lose your priority status if you fail to provide CRNs or your 99 number!). We are not able to register students by phone. OAS staff will begin registering you at the same time your colleagues begin BannerWeb registration. Be sure to provide a number of alternatives, as OAS staff cannot choose electives for you, and make sure there are no time conflicts in your schedule.


Updated 2/2/2016