Congratulations Tiffany Felty!
Tiffany Felty (BSW Class of 2006) was named the Department of Social Work’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. The award was presented on Saturday, October 12 during a ceremony at the Reynolds Center on the ASU campus. Felty has been a therapist at Families Inc. since 2007, following the completion of her MSW degree at the University of Arkansas. She also is an active board member of the Mission Outreach Homeless Shelter. In addition, she has served as field instructor for social work interns at Families Inc. and she has served as an adjunct faculty field liaison since 2010, teaching a field seminar each semester. She has also participated on several Social Work Department committees, demonstrating her commitment to social work education as well as the broader profession.
Why Social Work at ASU
Social work is a career in which you can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives!
ASU offers degrees in social work at both the Bachelor and Master levels, which are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Although there is a wide range of fields and types of jobs, there are two main types of social workers. Direct-service social workers, who must have a BSW, help solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Clinical social workers, who must have a MSW, diagnose and treat more serious mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. Social workers work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and private practices.
The BSW degree is a professional degree that prepares students for generalist social work practice and which enables graduates to be licensed by the state. Having a BSW degree may reduce the amount of time and expense required for a Master’s degree. BSWs are eligible for an accelerated MSW program, making it possible to finish a graduate degree in one year instead of two.
ASU’s graduate degree in social work emphasizes trauma infused cognitive behavioral therapy, because research has shown that many life difficulties stem from early trauma, abuse or neglect. Students can also complete a certificate in Addictions Studies while completing their MSW. Full and part-time plans of study are offered.