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Foundations Of Social Work Practice II (SWK-521)

Semester: Summer 2021
Number: 0404-521-001
Instructor: Penny Siegmann-Beiner
Days: Thursday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Kelly Acevedo for Spring 2009*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Spring 2014*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Spring 2015*
Kelly Acevedo for Spring 2015*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Summer 2015*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Spring 2016*
Kelly Acevedo for Spring 2016*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Spring 2017*
Kelly Acevedo for Spring 2017*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Summer 2017*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Spring 2018*
Kelly Acevedo for Spring 2018*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Summer 2018*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Spring 2019*
Kelly Acevedo for Spring 2019*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Summer 2019*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Spring 2020*
Kelly Acevedo for Spring 2020*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Summer 2020*
Penny Siegmann-Beiner for Spring 2021*
Kelly Acevedo for Spring 2021*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


This course focuses on the theories and skills necessary for social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities as a means of enhancing role performance and social functioning. The development of skills in facilitating the interaction of client systems and environments is emphasized, using a systems perspective in relation to problem solving. Crisis intervention, ego support, linking clients to resources, and alleviation of environmental stressors are considered. The small group and groups as representative of communities are examined as vehicles of growth, goal attainment, and empowerment.

Learning Goals:   1. deepen foundation knowledge necessary for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.2. extend their ability to implement social work values and sensitivity in practice in relation to differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental capacity, and class.3. extend their competence in working with oppressed and vulnerable populations.4. extend their competence in assessing biological, psychological, interpersonal, environmental, cultural, spiritual and organizational aspects of client situations.5. become skillful in a range of intervention approaches which reflect the social work focus on the individual, the family, the group, organizations, and the community.6. extend their skill in the use of empirically-based knowledge.7. acquire skill in implementing the practice plan in the middle phase of intervention with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.8. extend their competence in the monitoring and evaluation of practice.9. acquire skill in the termination phase of practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

*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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