SW 302

Social Work Specialized Groups

The focus of this second intervention course is theoretical approaches to group work and group dynamics. The course introduces group process and basic group skills. Various types of group therapies and alternate methods are demonstrated through lectures, demonstrations, roleplay, and participation in practice settings. Course content includes work with the following groups: minority, grief management, self help, therapy, feminist intervention, family therapy, domestic violence, and groups supporting diverse populations. Course content enables students to learn respect for diversity, confidentiality, a code of ethics, and respect for minorities. Students will learn to implement and evaluate change in organizations, communities, and the political arena in relationship to the NASW Code of Ethics. Prerequisites: Social Work 0001, 203, 204, 205, and 208. Credit, 3 hours.