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Bsw Practice III: Contexts And Generalist Social Work Practice (SWK-432)

Semester: Fall 2024
Number: 0404-432-021
Instructor: Philip Rozario
Days: Thursday 9:25 am - 12:00 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Social Work Building 128
Credits: 3

For majors only
Co-Requisite: 0404-490 Majors Only

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Students develop social work knowledge and skills, translating social work practice philosophy into sustainable, ethical social work in diverse situations. Emphasis is on effective social work intervention in a variety of settings and with a variety of populations. This course is taken concurrently with Field Practice III.

Learning Goals:   Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly. Practice behaviors consist of:A. Advocate for client access to the services of social work;B. Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development;C. Attend to professional roles and boundaries;D. Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication;E. Engage in career-long learning;F. Use supervisionconsultation.Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice. Practice behaviors consist of:A. Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide practice;B. Make ethical decisions by applying standards of the National Association of Social Workers "Code of Ethics" and, as applicable, of the International Federation of Social Workers/ International Association of Schools of Social Work "Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles";C. Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts; D. Apply strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions.Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. Practice behaviors consist of:A. Distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge,practice wisdom;B. Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation; C. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and colleagues.Engage diversity and difference in practice. Practice behaviors consist of:A. Recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power;B. Gain sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups;C. Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences; D. View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as informants.Advance human rightssocial and economic justice. Practice behaviors consist of:A. Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice.Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.Practice behaviors consist of:A. Use research evidence to inform practice.Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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