Children’s mental health services: a practicum report
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This report provides a critical review of my field practicum experience as a Master of Social Work (MSW) student at Children’s Mental Health Services within the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The focus of this field practicum was to work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide services to caregivers and children from birth to 11 years of age experiencing mental health challenges. This 450-hour field practicum was completed over 12 weeks under the supervision of my Professional Associate, a clinical social worker. I carried a small caseload of children and their families and provided direct counselling services and initial assessments. Included in the report is a description of the agency, my practicum goals and activities, a literature review, a reflection of theories which shaped my practice with discussion reflecting on ethical social work practice. I conclude the report with a reflection on my professional growth over the 12 weeks of my field practicum placement.