May 24, 2024  
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog 
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 334 Introduction To Social Work Practice

3 credit hours

This is the first of two sequenced social work practice courses in which students learn generalist social work practice theories, methods, and practice skills. The course will reinforce students’ understanding of social work values and ethics and strengthen their understanding and application of social work roles and skills. This course will also examine those theories that drive social work practice. Additionally, students will explore the stages of the social work change process. They will begin to develop professionalism and essential skills such as self-awareness, engagement, interviewing, observation, building professional helping relationships, identification of ethical conflicts, and the ability to use ethical decision making. Students will begin to integrate knowledge and understanding of human behavior, social policy, research, and diversity awareness into social work practice. Students will be required to participate in agency site visits, in-depth dialogue with social work professionals, agency-based job shadowing, and field observation.

Prerequisite: SWK 111 Introduction To Social Work And Social Welfare  
Course Fee: See course schedule for exact amount.
Course is Offered: FA Every Year

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