K454 – Advanced Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Adults
This course is concurrent with the students’ Concentration Field Instruction and Concentration Supervision Seminar. It precedes the Advanced Treatment with Parents and Children course. It is designed to build on relevant concepts covered in Social and Emotional Development I and II and Working with Individuals, Families, and Groups I and II, particularly in relation to understanding individuals and their adjustment within developmental, biopsychosocial, and person-in-environment frameworks. The course also provides students with the theoretical and practice knowledge base necessary for effective social work practice with individuals across the lifespan. Students will be introduced to a range of therapeutic approaches and processes, including psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and multi-cultural approaches to intervention. Particular attention will be given throughout the course to cultural, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and other social variables that impact the delivery of appropriate and effective services to children, adolescents, and adults. Written and videotaped case studies and the students’ previous field experience will be used to give them opportunities to integrate theory with practice.