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Sustaining HPPAE at the University of Utah. CSWE HPPAE Partners Meeting November 10, 2012 Washington DC Marilyn Luptak, PhD, MSW College of Social Work, University of Utah. UU CSW HPPAE Program : University-Community Partnership. Our HPPAE Program started in 2005.

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Sustaining hppae at the university of utah

Sustaining HPPAE at the University of Utah

CSWE HPPAE Partners Meeting

November 10, 2012

Washington DC

Marilyn Luptak, PhD, MSW

College of Social Work, University of Utah


Uu csw hppae program university community partnership
UU CSW HPPAE Program:University-Community Partnership

  • Our HPPAE Program started in 2005.

  • The University of Utah College of Social Work houses a service arm, the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program (NHN), which is the Host Site for HPPAE students.

  • In addition to fulfilling the basic requirements of a 2nd year MSW practicum, HPPAE students complete

    • Specialized mini-rotations

      • Masters Program Vital Aging Groups in Senior Centers

      • Caring Connections Grief Groups in the College of Nursing

      • Bereavement Study in the College of Nursing

    • A rotation within a community agency

      • Hospice

      • Adult Day Services

      • Nursing home

      • Local and State government

      • VA Medical Center


Uu csw hppae program communication with partners
UU CSW HPPAE Program: Communication with Partners

  • LCSWs at NHN are the primary field instructors and they coordinate learning experience with community agency instructors and task supervisors.

  • Students participate in weekly supervision to discuss rotations and receive feedback and support from NHN supervisors.

  • NHN LCSWs meet quarterly with rotation sites to evaluate student performance, discuss problems and solutions, discuss successes.

  • Field instructors from community agencies are invited to present in the Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Spring semester.


Uu csw hppae program in 2012
UU CSW HPPAE Program in 2012

  • NHN provides stipends and tuition waivers.

    • Funding for stipends from local private foundations helps us be competitive.

  • We focus on advanced practice gero social work competencies and use the Geriatric Social Work Scale II for pre-post evaluation.

  • We promote NHN practicum andSW in Aging trackon the CSW website, in application materials, at track selection workshops and practicum fair, and through promotional activities with food.

  • We work with faculty to incorporate aging content into foundation courses.

  • Dean Jannah Mather is extremely supportive.


Benefits of hppae
Benefits of HPPAE

  • Access to experts at SWLI, Gero-Ed Center and other JAHF-funded programs

  • Networking opportunities w faculty in other HPPAE SW programs

  • More students completing

    • age-related field placements

    • the aging concentration

  • Expanded field placement options

    • Rotational model and traditional model

  • Evaluation based on practice behaviors


New opportunities vha grecc and hppae
New Opportunities: VHA/GRECC and HPPAE

  • The John A. Hartford Foundation, the VHA and SWLI have partnered to create VHA/GRECC HPPAE field placements for MSW students.

  • The model is being piloted in Salt Lake City, Birmingham and Madison VAs. Dr. Fran Wilby and I are serving as mentors for the local SLC VA/GRECC site.


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