2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

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

Credits: Three (3)
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 is required prior to registration.

General Education Area: Social Science
Prerequisite: SOSC-242 and SOSC-341