Field placements will provide strong practice opportunities across the various methods of casework, group work, community organization and administration. Placements vary from those which provide a range of services to a variety of client needs to placements that are more specialized in their focus on the aging population. Students complete their field instruction in approved field settings that specialize in working with the issues related to aging. Environments may include public agencies that specialize in working with individuals, families and groups; community based centers (i.e., senior centers, adult day care, etc.); agencies that are privately and/or publicly funded; agencies that combine direct service with policy work, preventive and protective services programs, health/mental health (medical/psychiatric) centers, as well as Hospice settings and housing court. Field practicum settings have a primary orientation towards providing services to older adults, with some agencies that have provide services for immigrants or refugees, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans families.

Field Placements in Senior Service Agencies