Graduate Catalog 2014-2015
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SWK 750 MSW Advanced Social Practice IV: Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals, Couples & Families
3 credits; 3 hours
Advanced social work practice with individuals, couples and families. This course builds on professional values, ethics, principles, practice methods, and the person-in-environment perspective of the profession. Advanced social work practice with individuals, couples and families requires the professional use of self to restore, maintain, and enhance the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual functioning of individuals, couples and families. The course will cover the application of advanced social work knowledge and skills in multidimensional assessment, diagnosis, and intervention with people with emotional, mental, behavioral, intellectual and physical disorders, conditions, and addictions. Crisis intervention, brief and long-term psychotherapy and counseling, client-centered advocacy, consultation, and evaluation are covered. Interventions responsive to all dimensions of diversity are applied within the context of the therapeutic relationship guided by best practices and evidence-based guidelines. A grade of B or better is required in this course.
Prerequisite: SWK 650 or Admission to Advance Standing program
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