SOWK 486w: Theories of Practice I (3 Credits) Jacob Campbell, LICSW Office Hours: By arrangement Office: N/A Location: SWL 114
Fall 2021, Tri-Cities Campus Email: email@example.com Cell Phone: (509) 392-1056 Time: Wednesday’s 5:30 to 8:15 PM
Course Description Generalist social work practice with micro systems. Knowledge and methods to bring about planned change with individuals and client-identified family systems practice in interpersonal skills. Offered Fall semester. Limited to majors Prerequisite(s): limited to majors or permission of program chair.
Learner Outcomes, Heritage Outcomes, Performance Indicators In the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE, 2015) defines competence as “the ability to integrate and apply social work knowledge, values, and skills to practice situations in a purposeful, intentional, and professional manner to promote human and community well-being” (p. 6). Competence is “informed by knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive and affective processes that include the social worker’s critical thinking, affective reactions, and exercise of judgment in regard to unique practice situations” (p. 6). The nine competencies identified in the 2015 EPAS are: 1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 4. Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 5. Engage in Policy Practice 6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
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Heritage’s School of Social Work developed the curriculum with competencies as outcomes. Each core course allows students to demonstrate specific competencies through a key assignment. The content of the course also introduces and develops related competencies and behaviors. Upon successful completion of this course, students can demonstrate achievement of the competencies listed below. In addition, the key assignments in each course relate to the university’s student learning outcomes.
Jacob Campbell, LICSW Heritage University
SOWK 486w Fall 2022