2023-2024 Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog
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SOWK 215 - Social Work Interviewing and Assessment

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [SOWK 150 ]

This class provides an introduction to the types, purposes, and stages of interviewing. Students are introduced to basic empathy training. Skill development for observation, listening, non-verbal communication, rapport-building, information giving, and information gathering are fundamental components of the class. Students are introduced to beginning assessment, monitoring and working with culturally diverse, oppressed, or psychologically maladaptive clients.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Examine social work.

  1. Explain social work core concepts.
  2. Explain theories of social work.
  3. Demonstrate values of social work.
  4. Apply the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
  5. Demonstrate professional behavior.
  6. identify referral resources available in the community.

Goal 2:  Examine interview styles.

  1. Determine when to use various types of social work interviewing.
  2. Demonstrate the application of interviewing techniques.
  3. Compare interviewing techniques for diverse populations.
  4. self-disclose-own blockages, stereotypes, values, etc., particularly related to clients from special populations.
  5. Evaluate non-verbal communication for interviewing.

Goal 3:  Examine assessment techniques.

  1. Demonstrate assessment techniques.
  2. Compare assessment techniques for diverse populations.
  3. Demonstrate information gathering.

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