2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOC 463 - Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups

Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of SOC/PSYC-341 and SOC/PSYC-342
This course prepares students to apply a generalist perspective and systems framework to direct social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. The starting point is recognition that effective and efficient helping is based on a professional relationship characterized by mutuality, collaboration, and respect. Students learn to integrate knowledge, values, and skills to promote and enhance the well-being of clients and client systems. This course emphasizes the basics of communication, interviewing, relationship building and professional use of self, skills essential to effective social work assessment, intervention and evaluation. Approaches and skills for practice with clients from differing social, cultural, racial, religious, spiritual, and class backgrounds are highlighted throughout the course.
Note: Admission to SLU MSW Bridge Program