SW-204 : Theories & Methods of Practice

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Social Work
Subject:
Social Work
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
Designed to introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge that will become a foundation for the entry-level professional. Topics covered include social work values, assessment, confidentiality, and contemporary theories in social work as they relate to practice with client systems. Basic psychopathology is reviewed in relation to current methods used in treatment. Students will gain an understanding of the theories behind various methods and techniques and continue to build upon them as life-long learning takes place. In addition, skill-building sessions are included as a key component of the course in order for students to experience the learning process from both the knowledge and practice levels. 3 credits PREREQUISITE: SW 104/104SL OR PY 101, OR PERMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR.