Jul 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph's College Online 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online
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SW 408 - Social Work Internship I


First part of a yearlong seminar required of all social work students involved in a field practicum.  Integrates  experiences from the field with course work and personal reflection.  Topics include understanding the organization and the importance of a positive work ethic.

Prerequisites & Notes
All 300 level courses

Assignment Overview
Assignment Overview:  

Assignments: 224 hr. internship, journal, reaction paper, group presentation

Interactivity Medium-high

Final Assessment field evaluation and final paper

Course Learning Objectives
Course Objective:

  • 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
  • Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and oral, written, and electronic communication
  • Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes
  • Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior
  • Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels
  • Present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences
  • Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies
  • Apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels
  • Engage in practices that advance social economic, and environmental justice
  • Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research
  • Apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative methods and research findings
  • Identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies
  • Use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies
  • Collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies
  • 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
  • Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies
  • Select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies
  • Critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies
  • Use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes
  • Negotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of clients and constituencies
  • Facilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goals
  • Select and use appropriate methods for evaluation of outcomes
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes
  • Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomes
  • Apply evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels


Credits: 3 credits



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