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    Aug 16, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog
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SOWK 560 - Interpersonal Practice with Groups

3 Credit Hours
This required concentration course focuses on recruitment and composition of group members, leadership structure of small groups, phases of group development, and such group processes as decision-making, tension reduction, conflict resolution, goal setting, contracting, and evaluation. Students will learn how to assess and address group problems, to employ a variety of intra-group strategies and techniques such as programs, structured activities, exercises, etc. Also considers how gender, ethnicity, race, social class, sexual orientation, and different abilities will impact on various aspects of group functioning such as purpose, composition, leadership, selection of intervention strategies, and group development. The course will also address aspects of clinical and advanced policy practice in the contemporary environment of behavioral health including such concepts as telehealth, integrated care, trauma responsive care, and professional use of self all grounded in the concepts of social justice and anti-racist practice.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): SOWK 503, 504, 510, 511, 515, 516, 519, 538, 542 and 544.
Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites.
Registration Restriction(s): Graduate students only. Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.



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