Department of Field Education
Advanced Year Field Placement Planning
Advanced Year Placement Planning Book

The Placement Planning Book is composed of two sections: an Overview of the planning process, and Placement Site Listings which describe each of the placements available as of January 31st for advanced-year students.

The Overview provides guidelines on factors to consider prior to making your placement selections, as well as descriptions of the advanced practice methods and fields of practice. It also highlights placement opportunities with several faculty-driven projects such as the Evidence Based Practice Project with Professor Ellen Lukens, the Columbia Population Research Center project with Professor Irwin Garfinkel, the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Complex Disorders project with Professor André Ivanoff, and the Social Intervention Group's (SIG) Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA), as well as a project at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital.

The Placement Site Listings are arranged in alphabetical order by region, with each placement description followed by a code indicating the method(s) and field(s) of practice available at that site.

A separate Advanced Placement Site Listings web site also provides lists of placements by any combination of region, method, and field of practice.

Several addenda to the listings will be distributed by email and posted on this site. These will contain additional placement opportunities as well as changes to, or deletions of, previously listed placements. The final addendum will be posted during the week of February 17th.

We look forward to seeing you at the Placement Fair on Monday, February 3rd at 9:00am at Columbia University School of Social Work.

We encourage you to consult the Associate Directors of Field, who know these agencies well, to give you the additional information you need. They will be available as much as possible between the day of the Fair and the day your Advanced Year Selection Form is due, Friday, February 28th. (A link to the placement form will be emailed directly to you after the Placement Fair.) Associate Directors will conduct group presentations and will have appointments with students beginning Tuesday, February 4th through Friday, February 28th. Please an appointment to meet with an Associate Director by going to You may sign up to meet with Associate Directors as often as you deem necessary during the planning process.

Thank you. We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Department of Field Education
Columbia University School of Social Work
Room 511
(212) 851-2307