Academic Catalog

Social Work (7750)

7750:558. Adult Day Care. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite for 7750:458- 7750:276 or permission of instructor; for 7750:558: permission of instructor. Planning, development, implementing, evaluating, and delivery of adult day-care services.

7750:580. Special Topics: Social Work & Social Welfare. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Analysis of current social work and social welfare theory and policy, settings, innovative interventions and trends in delivery systems in relation to selected areas of concern. Topics and credits variable.

7750:597. Individual Investigations in Social Work. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisites: permission and prearrangement with instructor. Individual readings, research or projects in area of interest in social welfare theory or institutional operations or in social work practice under guidance of social work faculty member. Preparation of report paper appropriate to nature of topic. For social work major.

7750:601. Foundation Field Practicum. (3 Credits)

This course is to be taken in the first semester of the MSW program. A one semester, 200 clock-hour, supervised internship at a social service agency. Credit/Noncredit.

7750:602. Foundation Field Practicum. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: second of two field practicum courses to be taken in the first year of the MSW program. A two-semester, 400 clock hour, supervised internship at a social service agency. Credit/Noncredit. (Offered only Spring Semester.)

7750:603. Advanced Field Practicum. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: first of two field practicum courses to be taken in the second year of the MSW program. A two-semester, 500 clock hour, supervised internship in a social service agency, based on the student's concentration and specialization. Credit/Noncredit. (Offered only Fall Semester.)

7750:604. Advanced Field Practicum. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: second of two field practicum courses to be taken in the second year of the MSW program. A two-semester, 500 clock hour, supervised internship in a social service agency, based on the student's concentration and specialization. Credit/noncredit. (Offered only Spring Semester.)

7750:605. Social Work Practice with Small Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate status or permission of instructor. Provides the basic knowledge, skills, professional ethics and values necessary for beginning social work practice with small client systems.

7750:606. Social Work Practice with Large Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 7750:605. Provides the basic knowledge, skills, and strategies of social work practice with task groups, organizations and communities.

7750:607. Advanced Practice with Small Systems I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. This course focuses on the differential assessment of individuals, families and small groups and the application of a range of theory bases.

7750:608. Advanced Practice with Small Systems II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 7750:704 or permission of instructor. As a continuation of Advanced Practice I, this course focuses on the development and implementation of intervention strategies with and on behalf of small systems.

7750:611. Dynamics of Racism & Discrimination. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate status or permission of instructor. Provides knowledge of analyzing and understanding the factors leading to and sustaining racism, sexism, homophobia, and the like, at micro and macro levels.

7750:622. Fundamentals of Research I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate status or permission of instructor. This course provides an Introduction to the logic of scientific inquiry, the research process, and the relationship between research and social work practice.

7750:623. Fundamentals of Research II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 7500:622; statistics course; or permission of instructor. Provides students with an understanding of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and the use of descriptive and inferential statistics in analyzing research data.

7750:625. Diversity and Difference in Practice. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission. This course provides foundation on diversity and difference related to social work practice; analyzing and understanding racism, sexism, homophobia and discrimination at all practice levels.

7750:627. Science of Social Work. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission. This course provides the student with the logic of scientific inquiry, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, the research process and the relationship between research and social work practice.

7750:628. Human Behavior and the Social Environment. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission. This course focuses on human behavior and life cycle development of people as individuals, members of families, groups, organizations and communities.

7750:629. Advanced Social Work Practice: Evaluation. (3 Credits)

This course provides students with methods of evaluating programs in agencies, including approaches, measurements, designs, data collection and analysis employed in program outcome research.

7750:631. Human Behavior & Social Environment: Small Social Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate status or permission of instructor. This course focuses on understanding the human behavior and life cycle development of people as individuals and as members of families and other small groups.

7750:632. Human Behavior & Social Environment: Large Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 7750:631 or permission of instructor. This course focuses on the human behavior of people as members of larger social systems including formal and informal organizations, communities and institutions.

7750:633. Advanced Social Work Practice: Assessments. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate status or permission. This course provides the student with the knowledge relative to advanced generalist social work practice, engagement, psychosocial assessment, barriers to the professional relationships, and intervention.

7750:646. Social Welfare Policy I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate status or permission of instructor. Examines the historical, philosophical and value bases of social welfare as well as the relationship between social work practice, policy and service delivery.

7750:647. Social Welfare Policy II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 7750:646 or permission of instructor. This course prepares students with the beginning skills to engage in social problem/policy analysis.

7750:650. Advanced Standing Integrative Seminar. (6 Credits)

Prerequisite: advanced standing. Provides an integrative view of social work practice with an emphasis on values, foundation knowledge and skills, and evaluation of professional interventions.

7750:651. Foundation in Addiction Studies. (3 Credits)

This introductory course provides a broader understanding of theories and issues in the addictions field. The course explores the theories of addiction related to: legal and ethical issues; diversity and cultural competence; and the roll of addictions in the current health care delivery system.

7750:652. Addiction Asessment and Treatment Planning. (3 Credits)

Examines a broad range of instruments, tools and strategies available for the identification and assessment of substance abuse problems. Content includes four modules; Screening, brief intervention, and referral (SBIRT); assessment; diagnosis; and treatment planning.

7750:653. Evidence-Based Practices for Addictions. (4 Credits)

Focuses on knowledge and skills needed for the development and implementation of prevention strategies, treatment approaches, and recovery maintenance in the addictions field. Emphsis is placed on selection and utilization of evidence-based practices.

7750:654. Addiction Treatment Modalities and Models. (3 Credits)

Emphasis on enhancement of knowledge and development of skills for use of evidence-based group and family therapy practices as they apply to work with people struggling with substance-related problems.

7750:655. Psychopharmacology in Addiction Treatment. (2 Credits)

Explores effects of psychoactive drugs of abuse and principles of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of substance use disorders.

7750:656. Social Work Practice with Gays & Lesbians. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate status or permission of instructor. This course examines gay and lesbian culture and lifestyles, discrimination based on sexual orientation, and intervention strategies appropriate to practice with gays and lesbians.

7750:660. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I: The Basics. (3 Credits)

This course covers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) conceptual foundations, assessments, developing a case conceptualization and intervention plan, implementing CBT interventions, and termination and relapse prevention. Extensive use of role play and self-evaluation of skill development is a key component.

7750:661. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy II: Beyond the Basics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 7750:660. An introduction to the third generation Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, etc.). The course includes disorder-specific protocols with an emphasis on psychological mechanisms that apply across a range of disorders, ie. transdiagnostically.

7750:663. Psychopathology & Social Work. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. An examination of the symptoms, theories, and psychosocial aspects of mental illness, and the role of the social worker in the treatment of mental disorders.

7750:665. Supervision & Staff Development. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. An examination of the purpose, functions, and theories of supervision; the impact of cultural, ethnic and racial differences in supervision/staff development; and problems encountered.

7750:671. Social Work Administration. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. This course focuses on supervisory and managerial roles and functions as they are carried out at different hierarchical levels in human service organizations.

7750:672. Community Organization & Planning. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: must have completed first year of master's program. Required for all second year students concentrating on Macro Practice sequence. Prepares students to work in communities and in public and private agencies.

7750:673. Strategies of Community Organization. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. Emphasizes the historical development and application of several community strategies used to identify community problems, and how to organize and empower diverse community groups.

7750:674. Community, Economic Systems & Social Policy Analysis. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. This course provides a base for understanding economic systems and analyzing the political framework at federal, state, and local levels and their impact on communities.

7750:675. Program Evaluation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. This course provides students with methods of evaluating programs in agencies, including approaches, measurement, design, data collection and analyses employed in program outcome research.

7750:676. Fiscal Management of Social Agencies. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. This elective course concentrates on the financial management of social administration, financial planning and management, principles of economic and fiscal exchange, accountability and fiscal accounting.

7750:680. Aging & Social Work Practice. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. An examination and evaluation of aging programs and policies, demographic trends and the changing role of social work service providers.

7750:681. Aging: Policies & Programs. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. An examination and evaluation of aging programs and policies, demographic trends and the changing role of social work service providers.

7750:685. Social Work Practice: Family & Children. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite second level graduate student or permission of instructor. Examines the major problems encountered by children and families in the life cycle and explores intervention strategies and programs to address their needs and strengths.

7750:686. Social Welfare Policy & Services: Family & Children. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. Examines the federal and state laws, policies, and services governing children and families, including the supportive, supplemental and substitutive aspects of services.

7750:690. Advanced Practice & Policy in Substance Abuse. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. This course provides students the knowledge and skill base necessary for managing and practice with people involved in substance abuse, evaluating programs, and preventive work.

7750:691. Social Work Values and Ethics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Full admission to Graduate program in social work. This elective ethics course focuses on practical or applied ethics. Fundamentals of moral reasoning and ethical decision-making in social work practice are reviewed. Utilized are case materials that illustrate application of normative ethics and standards in the NASW Code of Ethics.

7750:692. Group Work Practice. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Full admission to the graduate program in social work. Examines the fundamental knowledge and skills required for social work practice with groups across multiple client systems. Knowledge of social work values and ethics is applied as it relates to all aspects of group work. Dynamics of working with special populations will be emphasized (e.g., the effect of the addictive processes on group therapy, age-appropriate communication with children).

7750:693. Special Topics for Advanced Social Work Practice. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to the MSW Program or permission of the program director. Detailed analysis and study of current practice issues and considerations faced by social work practitioners providing services and interventions at advanced levels.

7750:694. Theories & Procedures in Addiction Studies. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Full admission to the graduate program in social work. Explores historical perspective of substance abuse in society, models and theories that describes addiction and the effects of addiction on individuals and families; effects of addition in individuals; techniques and practices that have positive outcomes in treatment and prevention fields; and professional issues facing the addiction field.

7750:695. Health Care: Planning & Policy Issues. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. This course is designed to orient students to the planning and policy issues in health care, and how social work can interface with health care.

7750:696. Epidemiologic Analysis of Health & Social Problems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: second level graduate student or permission of instructor. This course applies the epidemiological method to social work practice, such as treatment groups, making administrative decisions, in planning and evaluation, and doing preventive work.