Academic Year 2014 - 2015

Eligibility Criteria

Student Eligibility Criteria*

 Final Year Student who will be completing their 2nd year (Advanced) Field Placement in AY 2014-2015 and who will graduate in Spring 2015.

 Students employed in public or private agencies must be on full-time leave from those agencies to receive a stipend.

 Student should be in good academic standing in the MSW program.

 Student should have above average to excellent field evaluation in the previous academic year.

 Student should demonstrate an interest in and commitment to mental health services as described in the Mental Health Services Act.

 Student is placed for their 2nd year of fieldwork in a county public mental health agency, or a community-based organization under contract to a county public mental health agency.

 Student agrees to payback obligation of one (1) year in a county public mental health agency, or a community-based organization under contract to a county public mental health agency.

 Student agrees to complete required criminal background screening procedures as required by county mental health regulations.

 Student agrees to attest that they have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime that would disqualify them from service in a county public mental health agency, or a community-based organization under contract to a county public mental health agency.

 Priority will be given to applicants who reflect the diverse client populations currently served by mental health agencies in California.

 Priority will be given to applicants who possess second language capabilities (CalSWEC II, Mental Health Initiative, pp. 7-8).

*Additional criteria may apply as contractual obligations between the 
Division of Social Work and CalSWEC are further defined.

Field Work Placement Site Selection Criteria

 County public mental health agency.

 Community-based organization under contract to a county public mental health agency.

 Agency setting must be providing treatment and/or services to individuals on a voluntary basis (i.e., state hospitals, prisons, etc. who are providing services to individuals on an involuntary status are not eligible as field placement sites. (CalSWEC II, Mental Health Initiative, pp. 7-8)