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SW 442. Professional Development

Credits: 3
Department: Social Work
Description: Preparation of students for field placement and professional life, including objectives, roles and responsibilities in social work practice.
Prerequisites: SW 195, SW 330, SW 340, SW 350, SW 360, SW 410
Corequisites: SW 411 and SW 412
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. To identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly through the application of social work ethical principles and to apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgements.
2. To demonstrate an understanding of the social worker's role in advancing human rights and social and economic justice, and engaging in diversity and difference in practice.
3. To be able to evaluate themselves on the 41 CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) practice behaviors upon which professional social work is based.
4. To exhibit an understanding of the primary theories of social work generalist practice as well as the social worker role in public policy.
5. To be able to practice the four areas of generalist practice including engagement, assessment, intervention, and termination/evaluation.

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