School of Social Work

MSW Comprehensive Case Review

California State University, School of Social Work

Master’s in Social Work Comprehensive Case Review

Spring 2023

Comprehensive Case Review Due Date: February 8, 2023

Workshop I: Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 2-4pm in Butte 101 - Zoom Link(opens in new window)

Workshop II: Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 10-11am via Zoom - Zoom Link(opens in new window)

The Master’s of Social Work program requires students to satisfactorily complete a culminating activity: a thesis, a community-based project, or a comprehensive case review as a condition of graduation. The culminating activity serves as an integrative experience in graduate education.

This comprehensive case review is structured as an integrative paper (written) or poster presentation (oral) incorporating the student’s best work. The comprehensive case review must be completed during the student’s last academic term. It should reflect advanced practice knowledge, skills and values applied to a micro, mezzo, or macro level case in the concentration-year practicum.  Students should choose a case with which they have worked/shadowed extensively. Students should look at the case retrospectively, discussing not only what was actually done on the case, but what could have been done given what the student knows about the population, problem and intervention from course material, practice experience and the relevant literature.  

All students planning to complete a comprehensive case review are invited to attend the comprehensive case review workshops.  These workshops are designed to help you formulate your case key elements and discuss the integrated learning process.