SOWK 4001 Clinical Social Work Skills (3 credits)

This foundation course focuses on basic skills for micro social work practice with individuals and small groups. The framework of intentional interviewing teaches students to think critically about applying the skills for engagement, assessment and intervention. Attention focuses on use of these skills with clients from multiple social identities (e.g., ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, gender affiliation) and the pitfalls of practitioner micro-aggressions. An active learning approach requires students to participate in role-play exercises both in and outside of class. Students digitally record some of those exercises and share them with the class and instructor.

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