SW 501 - Practice I: Individuals and Families
 
(3 cr.) This course presents the knowledge and skills necessary for competent generalist social work practice with individuals and families. The values and societal mission of the social work profession guide this course. The course uses an ecological systems perspective model to provide students with knowledge and values promoting purposeful and culturally competent intervention with individuals and families of diverse backgrounds. Students learn about interviewing, problem identification, problem exploration, formulating the presenting complaint, data gathering, differential assessment, planning, beginning intervention, termination and evaluation. Self-awareness and conscious use of self are emphasized. Classroom learning is enhanced through the systematic use of the students' experiences in their placements. Taken concurrently with SW 500. A student must pass Practice I and SW 500 to continue with Practice II and SW 502. Every Year, Fall and Spring
 
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