Relational and Reflective Skills for Social Service Workers
|Lecture hours per week||3|
|Lab hours per week|
This course will allow students to examine and demonstrate practice theory and skills including communication and preliminary interviewing skills such as attentive listening, paraphrasing, perception-checking, questioning and minimal prompts. Opportunities will be presented for self-reflection and self-analysis regarding interpersonal processes/styles vis-à-vis power differentials, internalized oppression and learned, socialized responses. Mindful communication practices will be emphasized with a focus on anti-oppressive, non-violent and collaborative communication environments in professional practice. Student roles and skills in conflict competence, social inclusion and positive use of self will be examined through workshop format.
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