Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2019-18


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair

Date of First Reading: September 24, 2018

Date of Second Reading: October 29, 2018

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions – School of Social Work – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Domestic Violence and Evidence-Based Practice

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The Domestic Violence and Evidence-Based Practice certificate builds upon degree programs and partnerships with other schools and colleges to attract an interdisciplinary group of students. The Domestic Violence certificate can provide students in the health sciences, social sciences, and humanities a marketable skill set applicable in social service and non-profit agencies. Additionally, students in the School of Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Counseling have a chance to hone expertise and skills for a specific social problem that manifests in many health and mental health settings.

The program aims to address domestic violence in the local community by training and preparing students to become domestic violence advocates and to deliver evidence-based interventions to survivors of domestic violence. Students will be matched with field experience/practicum opportunities in agencies that serve domestic violence survivors as a required part of the certificate.



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