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Preparation for Practice

Course Code SSWR-204
Lecture hours per week 4
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description:

The purpose of this course is to identify and build essential competencies as students prepare for social service work practice. Through in class delivery, professional values, ethics and professional standards that guide social service work will be addressed.  In addition, theoretical perspectives that inform social service work will be examined.  The course will also emphasize introductory practice skills required in all phases of the social service worker/client relationship.  Throughout the course, case studies will be utilized to provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Analyze personal, professional and cultural values and their implications for practice.
  2. Identify the legislative framework governing Social Service Work and the impact of governance on professional relationships and responsibilities.
  3. Explore, reflect upon and explain the relationship between theory and practice.
  4. Demonstrate practice skills required in all phases of the social service worker/client relationship.