This course is designed to introduce the student to the values, knowledge, and skills involved in the practice of social work as a profession, and to gain a broad view of direct social work practice.
Specific Behavioral Objectives
Through participation in this course, students will be prepared to:
1. Define the term "Direct Practice" and understand the role it plays in the social work profession in today's complex society.
2. Describe the historical developments of the social work profession and its evolvement over the last 100+ years.
3. Describe how social work practice is guided by a foundation of values, principles, and ethics.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the contents of the NASW Code of Ethics.
5. Identify the basic helping skills used in social work.
6. Identify social work practice grounded in sound theory and empirical research.
CSWE 2015 Competency 1
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
CSWE 2015 Competency 2
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
CSWE 2015 Competency 6
Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
CSWE 2015 Competency 7
Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
CSWE 2015 Competency 8
Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities