- Momentum Behavioral Health
- Social Enterprise Greenhouse
- The Groden Network
- Beat the Streets
The School of Social Work prepares practitioners to work with oppressed groups, to alleviate injustice, discrimination and poverty; to create social policies and resources that meet basic human needs and enhance the quality of life; and to create accessible, responsible, accountable human service programs. The School Psychology program, combining an MA degree in counseling and a C.A.G.S. in school psychology, prepares you to provide a range of psychological and educational services to support the emotional health of children and families in the school community. RIC’s unique partnerships with outstanding field-based supervisors provide high-quality training experiences for students in these programs. Additionally, small classes enable students to develop meaningful relationships with peers and with faculty.
Matriculated students take a trauma-targeted series of coursework totaling 18 credits to finish their studies with an MSW degree and a Certificate in Graduate Studies for Childhood and Adolescent trauma. The intent of the (CGS-Trauma) is to increase capacity for graduate social work interns to incorporate trauma-informed knowledge into their practices thus improving outcomes when trauma-sensitive interventions are required. Students will enhance their understanding of how trauma alters the functioning of trauma survivors and their families.
The college provides an affordable option for graduate study to improve trauma-focused knowledge and clinical skills. The curricula for all studies use evidence-based teaching models.
Courses in this program are designed to enhance students’ understanding of how to function as part of an interprofessional team, understand social determinants of health, and develop competencies in engaging and supporting clients across a range of health conditions. Students will complete 300 hours of internship each semester (600 total for the year) in a primary care setting functioning as a behavioral health clinician. This program is grant-funded and provides financial support to students admitted to the program.
This program provides an affordable option for graduate study to improve knowledge and clinical skills in integrated behavioral health and team-based care. The curricula for all studies includes evidence-based teaching models. The School of Social Work offers several interprofessional education opportunities in conjunction with the RIC School of Nursing, Alpert Medical School at Brown University and URI College of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Nursing.
This program affords new and existing professionals key competency skills in nonprofit management including fundraising, strategic planning, personnel, finance and governance. It was developed in response to increasing demand for training and education in leading and managing nonprofit organizations. CGS courses explore theories and examine connections between leadership and change and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships in organizations, communication, fund development, marketing and finance. Additionally, the next generation of leaders who earn this certificate are equipped to address organizational complexity and strengthen the future nonprofit network.
Courses are taught by Rhode Island College faculty and professional experts drawn from local community organizations, with an emphasis on real world experiences and case studies. Through the program, students integrate theory and practice, aiming toward a goal of achieving competencies within the nonprofit studies field.
Earn an M.A. degree in counseling and a C.A.G.S. in school psychology in just three years through Rhode Island College’s M.A./C.A.G.S. program. This combined plan of study prepares you to provide a range of psychological and educational services to support the academic, behavioral and social-emotional health of children and families in the school community. RIC’s unique partnerships with outstanding field-based supervisors provide you with high-quality training experiences. With only 10-14 students admitted to the program a year, you will develop strong connections with faculty and your peers.
Rhode Island College has the only school psychology program in the state approved with distinction by the Rhode Island Department of Education and boasts an exceptionally high employment rate for its graduates. Since its founding in 1854, RIC has been noted for its dedication to the best in personalized education, its commitment to equity and diversity and to building deep-rooted partnerships with community-based agencies.