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Human Behavior Theory For Social Work Practice II (SWK-511)

Semester: Summer 2021
Number: 0404-511-072
Instructor: Yaberci Perez-Cubillan
Days: TBA
Note: Online, Asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity
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This course builds on the foundations acquired in SWK 510 and continues with a multicultural perspective on the human life cycle. It begins with a brief review of the theoretical perspectives covered in SWK 510. It introduces ego psychology and functional and dysfunctional ego mechanisms as well as providing an exploration of concepts relating to stress and coping. It continues the discussion of the human life span in SWK 510 in the context of social systems and relevant theory. The period beginning with adolescence and ending with death is examined.

Learning Goals:   1. Display and apply knowledge of stages of development across the life span within the context of social work values and diverse social environments.2. Demonstrate knowledge of trauma theory and how trauma is displayed through the life course.3. Exhibit knowledge of the impact of violence on family and community environments that may influence behavior and development through the life span.4. Display knowledge of resilience and how this critical factor presents itself in each of the developmental stages.5. Exhibit knowledge of the impact of social, political and economic organizations on human development and behavior across the life cycle.6. Demonstrate knowledge of social work ethics and how the standards apply to the study of human development and human behavior across the life span.2.1.4 – Engage diversity and difference in practice, Behavior A: recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and powerBehavior B: gain sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groupsBehavior C: recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences2.1.5 – Advance human rights and social and economic justice, Behavior A: understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination2.1.7 – Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, Behavior A: utilize conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluationBehavior B: critique and apply knowledge to understand person and environment2.1.10(b) – Assessment, Behavior D: collect, organize, and interpret client dataBehavior E: assess clients’ strengths and limitations

*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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