Intervention Theories and Practice Methods
Clinical practice students in the Social Work and Social Welfare (SW) program are required to take a two-quarter course sequence in one practice method, one course emphasizing conceptual foundations and the other course emphasizing applications and at least one additional course in a different practice method. Practice methods include cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic perspectives. It is strongly recommended that students take a conceptual foundations course before an applications course in cognitive-behavioral and family systems methods. In any case, a foundation course must always be part of the two-course methods sequence chosen.
- Practice Method: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
40403 Fundamentals of Behavioral Therapy: Contemporary Approaches
43800 Skills for Conducting Psychotherapy with Chronically Distressed Persons
- Practice Method: Family Systems Approaches
40800 Family Systems Approaches to Practice
41712 Clinical Assessment of Abusive Family Systems
- Practice Method: Psychodynamic Approaches
41000 Psychodynamic Practice Methods I
41100 Psychodynamic Practice Methods II (Students must take 41000 before 41100)
A one-quarter course in The Practice of Group Work (41500), Comparative Perspectives in Social Work Practice (42401), or Knowledge and Skills for Effective Group Work Practice (62322) can also be taken to fulfill the one-quarter course requirement.
* Can count as either conceptual foundations or an applications course.