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(SOCW 362) Social Work Practice With Individuals

Introduction to generalist practice with emphasis on working with individuals. Focuses on knowledge, skills, and values relevant to micro social work practice. Skills lab included.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite SOCW 160
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs Social Work (BSW), Introduction to Social Work Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and practice the ethical standards and practices of professional social work.
  2. Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development.
  3. Attend to professional roles and boundaries.
  4. Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, communication.
  5. Use supervision and consultation.
  6. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and colleagues.
  7. Substantively and effectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  8. Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes.
  9. Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives.
  10. Help clients resolve problems.
  11. Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide practice.
  12. Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts.
  13. Apply strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principles decisions.
  14. Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experience.
  15. Use empathy and other interpersonal skills.
  16. Collect, organize, and interpret client data.
  17. Assess client strengths and limitations.
  18. Facilitate transitions and endings.