Certificate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP)

PCWCP is offered at UK CERH-Hazard to full-major BASW students with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.5, with a 3.0 in all Social Work courses and a solid commitment to the work of public child welfare services.  Students take coursework and Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) training equivalent to that provided to new CHFS employees in their first six months of employment, as well as internships in local Protection and Permanency units. The PCWCP is a pre-service education and training program for undergraduate junior and senior social work majors, and is designed to prepare them for employment in Kentucky’s public child welfare services.

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Interested? Contact PCWCP Coordinator, Erin J. Mayhorn, MSSW, at 859-323-7484 or erin.mayhorn@uky.edu.

Master of Social Work

Certificate in Gerontology

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology offers specialized training in aging, and will enhance employment opportunities by documenting this interdisciplinary specialization.

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Certificate in Developmental Disabilities

This option prepares professionals from a broad range of disciplines for leadership roles in providing services and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

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School Social Work Certificate

Students are trained to assess and provide interventions for the social, emotional, familial, cultural, community, and cognitive barriers to achievement and school adjustment.

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Please contact Janet Doss at janet.doss@uky.edu to learn more about the school social work certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Military Behavioral Health

This certificate provides a specialized curriculum designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective and culturally-sensitive behavioral healthcare services to veteran and military populations, whether these services are provided in military healthcare systems or in community settings.

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