2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWRK 606 - Social Work Practice Seminar

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

This course will present content on theories of assessment, intervention, diversity, evaluation, and termination. Specific attention is given to the development of skills in communication, rapport building, interviewing, and the utilization of professional self in working with individuals and families. Multigenerational family life cycle is explored. Models of family therapy and other intervention approaches are reviewed. Challenges and concerns encountered by vulnerable families, low-income families, families of color, and nontraditional families are reviewed. The dynamics of small groups are emphasized. Students develop an understanding of how values and ethics impact social work practice. Content on social work practice with small groups, communities, and organizations are emphasized. Group membership, group goals and culture, group development stages, leadership roles and decision-making processes are explored. Theories and strategies for community and community organization development are examined. Students develop an understanding of the definitions, concepts, and roles of communities and community organizations. Major topics include community based planning, advocacy, governance, and residence participation.

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