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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online
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SW 330 - Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families


Integrates theory with practice by developing theory-based assessment.  Examines generalist professional social work practice, through the lenses of social justice and human rights for our clients. Emphasizes interviewing skills and assessment strategies, particularly in relationship to various ethno cultures, social classes and oppressed populations.  Includes assessment and evaluation based on the strengths perspective as a way to help individuals and groups to realize their fullest potential in life. 

Prerequisites & Notes
Co-requisite: SW 330L

Assignment Overview
Assignments: midterm, quiz, final paper

Course Learning Objectives
In accordance with the Council on Social Work’s Education Educational and Accreditation Standards, the following core competencies and practice behaviors are critical to successful outcome in this course:

1.

Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

1a.

Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws regulations, models for ethical decision-making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context

1b.

Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations

1c.

Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and oral, written, and electronic communication

 

1d.

Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes

 

1e.

Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior

2.

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

2a.

Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels

2b.

Present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences

2c.

Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies

3

Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

3a.

Apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels

3b.

Engage in practices that advance social economic, and environmental justice

4

Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

4a.

Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research

6

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

6a.

Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies

6b.

Use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies

7

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

 

7a.

Collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies

7b.

Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies

7c.

Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies

7d.

Select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies



Credits: 3 credits



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