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Oct 23, 2021
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SWK 335 - Understanding SWK Theory
Understanding Social Work Practice Theory
Prerequisite:SWK 311, Co-requisites:SWK 300, SWK 312

This course is designed to introduce students to the two major theoretical perspectives used in micro-mezzo social work practice; Psychoanalytic and Cognitive- Behavioral. The course will examine each of these theoretical perspectives from four vantage points: (1) the history of the framweork and key contributors (2) key concepts and perspectives on psychopathology and human development (3) philosophy of treatment/nature client-practitioner relationship; (4) application of the model to social work practice. The students will gain foundation knowledge about these two theoretical perspectives and develop foundation skills in how to apply that knowledge to social work practice. Students will build upon their critical thinking skills.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 300
SWK 312

Prerequisite SWK 335

General Requirements:
Course or Test: SWK 311
May not be taken concurrently.

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