This course provides an overview of the historical, economic and political foundations of social work and social welfare. Emphasis is on the structure and functions of the social welfare delivery system. Students examine core concepts, theories, skills, values, and ethics in the field of social work.
In this course, students examine the dynamics of loss and grief. Students explore cultural variations and societal attitudes about death, loss, and bereavement. Students apply core concepts, theories, and counseling skills related to loss and grief.
Students apply core concepts, theories, values and ethics of social work to interviewing, assessment, and referral. Students apply direct skills including basic listening, empathy, focusing, confrontation, directives, feedback, and self-interpretation. Emphasis is on practicing professional values that guide practice.
Prerequisite: SSWK110 (C or better);