Social Work Theory and Methods Courses

A generalist approach to working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the community

 

KNOWLEDGE , VALUES & SKILL AREAS

 

METHODS I

 

METHODS II

 

METHODS III

 

Problem Solving

Met­hod

 

- Establish relationships

- Problem identification &   assess­ment

 - Goal setting

- Integration of  non-

judgmentalism, confiden-

tiality, & client

 self-determination

 

- Planning

- Intervention

- Termination

 

- Termination

- Evaluation

 

Systems

 

- Systems theory

- Client system

- Change agent system

 

- Action system

- Target system

 

- Ecological system

 

Communication

 

- Interviewing

- Listening

- Recording

 

- Observation

- Interviewing

- Listening

- Recording

 

- Writing for research

 

Role Expecta­t­ions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding

Diversity

 

- Data collector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Developing cultural

competency in working with

diverse client systems

 

- Teacher

- Advocate

- Consultant

- Mobilizer

- Behavior changer

- Broker

- Outreach worker

 

-Planning interventions

guided by awareness

regarding issues of

diversity and oppression

 

- Data manager

- Evaluator

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Evaluation of culturally-

sensitive practice at the

micro and macro levels

 

Supervision

 

- Supervisor as authority figure

 

- Supervisor as teacher

 

- Supervisor as consul­tant

 

Introduction to the profession of So­cial Work

 

- Person in Environment

- Social Work purposes

- Roles

- Professional Values

 

- Person in Environment

- Roles

- Values

 

- Roles

- Critical thinking, in­cluding analysis and syn­thesis of constructs

 

 

 

 

 

Human Behavior in the Social Envi­ron­ment

 

- Life cycle

- Systems

- Self Awareness

 

- Diversity

- Value awareness

- Social justice

- Actualization of maxi­mum potential

 

- Self assessment