Field Agency Information

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The mission of Field Education is to provide mutually supportive and positive learning environments that cultivate leadership, increase knowledge, refine skills in the core competencies, and strengthen social work values in student interns. Experiential preparation for professional practice is an integral part of social work education. Without our agency partners, the mission of Field Education could not be met.  We greatly appreciate your willingness to join us in preparing future professional social workers.

The agency approval process begins with an Agency Profile Form.  Completion of the web form below provides the necessary information to determine if the proposed practicum site meets the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation requirements.  Once approved, the information will be used to set up your agency profile page in our intern placement database.

An education affiliation agreement between the University of Kentucky and the agency is required by the University and College in order to place student interns in an agency. The purpose is to establish an agreement between the university and the agency regarding implementation of experiential education opportunities for students. All students are covered by professional liability insurance while enrolled in practicum and the affiliation agreement forms the foundation for this coverage. The Field Education office will initiate the affiliation agreement following submission of the agency profile form and approval by the Director of Field Education.

If you have questions regarding practicum student requirements or are interested in the field education preparation process for our students, including field forms, please click here.

Sample Affiliation Agreements

These are sample documents and are not intended to initiate the agreement process.  You will receive information on the affiliation agreement process after your agency profile form is completed, submitted, and approved by the Director of Field Education.  

Field Agency Profile Form

Field Agency Profile Information Form

  • This should be the person who will confer directly with both University of Kentucky College of Social Work Field Education Staff AND students.
  • Select all that apply. (hold the control key and left-click to make multiple selections)
    Note on Advanced MSW Palcements: Clinical: Direct service with clients including opportunities for assessment and treatment/intervention Community/Social Development: Opportunities for significant macro level practice Advanced MSW Concentration Placements are 2 semesters in length (SW740/742 and SW741/743)
    Please check all times that apply.
  • A brief, comma-separated list will suffice.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 50.
    Can be 0 - 50
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 50.
    Can be 0 - 50