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SW 421 - Social Work Methods with Groups

(3 units)
Emphasizing the application of skills, knowledge and values to social work practice. Focuses on competent intervention with small groups.

Prerequisite(s): SW 420  with a “C” or better; admission to the professional sequence. Corequisite(s): SW 481 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. examine the effects of personal biases and judgments on professional interactions.
2. develop and maintain healthy professional boundaries in all professional interactions.
3. apply models of ethical reasoning to explore complex ethical dilemmas in practice.
4. apply the principles of cultural humility to build rapport, conduct thorough assessments and cultural-appropriate interventions with diverse client groups.
5. effectively use group skills to build rapport and engagement among group members.
6. identify evidence-based practices for work with groups.
7. incorporate feedback to alter & improve interventions.
8. identify theoretical underpinnings influencing understandings of group work.


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