Experience in the Field
Hands on experience
The International Program in Crisis & Trauma exposes students to the practical aspects of using intervention for crisis and trauma in affected populations. This is done by two methods:
A year-long course organized around site visits to a range of human service agencies offering counselling, therapy, and support to persons exposed to traumatic stressors. Students learn directly from professionals about the various intervention models they employ. When applicable, students also hear from the organization’s clients about their personal stories and experiences.
Some of the organizations that are visited include:
- Shelter for battered women in the Arab population
Throughout the course of two semesters students spend one day every week in an organization that provides support to individuals, groups, and communities in acute and long-term crisis. During this time, students are exposed to a specific population and organization, plan and design an intervention for the population, and carry it out. Students gain hands on experience in working as psychosocial facilitators and coordinators.
Masters students will be able to gain the field experience in a wide variety of categories, all deeply connected to crisis and trauma. Coping with disability, children’s issues, social ventures and policy making, matters of asylum and refugees, violence against women, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and gay rights – all of these are available for students to focus on, gaining both knowledge and the human touch that is essential to understanding – and responding to – the empowerment of our client populations. The organizations in the Field Experience work to make themselves and their issues part of the daily discussion in Israeli life, both to benefit vulnerable populations and to increase awareness in the general society.
The organizations for 2017-2018 :
Kuchinate provides both a creative outlet and a source of income for African refugee women. Students will work on a creative project to benefit the refugees.
MA Students will work with Schoolhouse’s students in a social work role, providing support in their educational efforts.
MA students will work with the high schoolers on issues of importance to teens – identity, achievement, and ADD.
MA students will work with elderly survivors on projects of humanity – assembling photos and memories.
Students will work directly under the professor, on research and regulations for disaster relief funds.
Leading Social innnovations
MA students will work in the organization’s management, as well as in a study abroad program in Uganda.
You can read about our students' experiences here.