2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 270 Social Work Practice with Individuals

Presents entry-level social work students with basic social work principles, values and generic skills needed for work with individuals utilizing a direct-service generalist approach to social work practice. Provides the foundation of evidence based practice skills deemed applicable to all practice contexts, i.e., individual, family, group organization and communities. Range of competencies and skills covered includes, but not limited to, the use of the ecological perspective, developing the social history, problem-solving/critical thinking, the four phases of the Interactional Approach to Helping Model and service planning. These skills are studied in the classroom and made operational via classroom and lab exercises, simulated experiences and external assignments. Professional Status necessary for higher-level social work courses. Policies and application procedures are described in the Social Work Handbook. Prerequisites: SWK 102 and SWK 250.