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SWK 760 MSW Advanced Social Practice V: Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups
3 credits; 3 hours
Advanced social work practice with groups. This course builds on professional values, ethics, principles, practice methods, and the person-in-environment perspective of the profession. Advanced social work practice with groups requires the professional use of self to restore, maintain, and enhance the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual functioning of group members. The course will cover the application of advanced social work knowledge and skills in multidimensional assessment, diagnosis, and group intervention with people with emotional, mental, behavioral, intellectual and physical disorders, conditions, and addictions. Group interventions, including brief and long-term group 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 660 or Admission to Advance Standing program
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