K430 – Working with Individuals, Families, and Groups I
3 Credit Hours
In this foundation level social work practice course, students are introduced to basic frameworks, methods, and models for working with individuals, families and groups. The course content emphasizes relationship-based and reflective practice principles, the client-worker relationship, and the development of interviewing, observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation, and termination skills. Students will engage in discussions about the context of social work practice and evaluate and critique concepts of “cultural competence.” Students will become familiar with the values and ethics of the profession and the variety of social work roles and practice in work with children and families. This course provides students with the foundational knowledge and practice skills needed for Working with Individuals, Families, and Groups II (K433) and is taken concurrently during students’ first field placement.