K433 – Working with Individuals, Families and Groups II
In this foundation level social work practice course, students will build on the knowledge and practice skills developed in Working with Individuals, Families, and Groups I (K430). The course content emphasizes theoretical frameworks and approaches to practice including relational/psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and group work. It also explores risk assessment and intervention in the practice fields of child welfare, intimate partner violence (IPV), substance abuse, and mental health (including risk assessment and stabilization of mental health emergencies such as harm to self, harm to others, and acute psychosis). Issues of termination will be revisited as well as the salience of loss in their work with children and families. This course is taken concurrently during students’ first field placement and the prerequisite for the course is: Working with Individuals, Families, and Groups I (K430).