SW 301

Social Work Intervention: Individuals, families, and Small Groups

Focus of this first intervention course is the nature of helping and the helping relationship. Beginning skills in interviewing, establishing professional relationships, communication skills, recording skills, and problem solving are studied within a strength- based systems approach. Use of assessment skills that include knowledge regarding the use of genograms and ecograms in family assessment and treatment are taught. Special attention is given to generalist social work practice with special populations and diverse family groups. Enrollment is restricted to Social Work majors. Prerequisites: Social Work 0001, 203, 204, 205, and 208. Credit, 3 hours.