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Mental Health Therapies

DSWAP Mental Health Services

Our Diversity Social Work Advancement Program (DSWAP) advanced standing master’s degree students provide low or no-cost therapy services to underrepresented communities (BIPOC, new immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ+).

Our Program Services

We use a variety of mental health therapies and trauma-informed treatments, and offer:

  • Outpatient mental health therapy with adults, adolescents, and children in individual, family, couple and group formats
  • School-Linked Mental Health Therapy

Program Overview

What are the program goals?

Increase the accessibility of licensed mental health services by racially, culturally and linguistically diverse therapists who identify as people of color, immigrants, refugees and/or LGBTQ+.

Increase the number of mental health professionals who are from underrepresented communities.

Where is it located?

Therapists are available at our two clinic locations:

When are services offered?

Our DSWAP interns are available from September to May each academic year. The Family Partnership’s LICSW Clinical Therapists supervise the interns.

Hours: By appointment

For questions about the program or more information, contact Shawn Hayward today.

All people are resilient, contain strengths and have the capacity to heal.

Javae Carroll, Diversity Social Work Advancement Program Therapist
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    Our Internships

    Our Diversity Social Work Advancement Program (DSWAP) trains advanced master’s degree students to become licensed clinical social workers. We recruit students of color, new immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ+ students for paid internship positions. 

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Let’s talk!

For questions about the program or more information, contact:

Shawn Hayward, LICSW

Diversity Social Work Advancement Program (DSWAP) Supervisor

Email: shayward@thefamilypartnership.org