K451 & K453 – Concentration Year Supervision Seminar I & II
2 credit hours each
Concurrent with their second fieldwork experience in Concentration Year Field Instruction: Children and Families I & II, students will participate in a weekly group supervision seminar that focuses on learning through self-reflection, reading, discussion, and ongoing group participation. The goal of this course is to help students integrate knowledge with practice and reflection at a more independent level, to further deepen their capacity to reflect on their social work practice, and to demonstrate their understanding of social work’s core mission, principles, values, ethics, theoretical concepts, and skills. Students will be asked to think critically about what they do, why they do it, how their practice both reflects and affects who they are, and what they believe about people’s life challenges and change processes. Students will also be asked to reflect upon the structure, mission, and goals of the organizations they are engaged with, and to consider how these interact with their own professional identities, experiences, and belief systems. At this point in their professional development, it is expected that students will be closer to identifying themselves as social work professionals who have specialized knowledge and practice experience with children and families.