Integrative Field Seminar 2
Classroom seminar to examine relationship between theory and practice as it relates to the field experience at an advanced level.
SOC W
615R
 Hours1.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesConcurrent with Soc W 655R; second-year field placement; MSW students only.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes: 


CSWE 2015 Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Make ethical decisions in clinical social work practice situations by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws and regulations, models for ethical decision-making, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context.
  2. Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values, biases, relational reactions and maintain professional boundaries in clinical practice situations.
  3. Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior; appearance; and oral, written and electronic communications.
  4. Employ strategies of ethical reasoning to address the use of technology in clinical practice and its effect on client rights.
  5. Utilize supervision and consultation to enhance and improve clinical social work practice.

CSWE 2015 Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Research and apply knowledge of diversity and difference to enhance client well-being at the micro, mezzo and macro levels.
  2. Identify and utilize clients and constituencies as experts in their own treatment.
  3. Utilize self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in the therapeutic treatment of diverse clients and constituencies.
  4. Provide effective clinical social work services to diverse clients and constituencies.

CSWE 2015 Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Use knowledge of social, economic and environmental justice to guide treatment planning and therapeutic interventions with clients.
  2. Advocate at micro, mezzo and/or macro levels for mental health issues.

CSWE 2015 Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Use research and evidence based practice to inform and improve clinical assessment and intervention with clients.
  2. Participate in the generation of new qualitative and quantitative clinical knowledge, through research and evidence based practice.

CSWE 2015 Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Communicate to administrators and legislators the implication of policies and policy change in the lives of children, families, and diverse clients and constituencies.
  2. Advocate to influence policies that impact clients' access to clinical mental health services, especially children and families.

CSWE 2015 Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Use empathy, reflection and interpersonal skills to develop an effective therapeutic relationship with diverse clients and constituencies.
  2. Attend to dynamics of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks that both strengthen and potentially threaten the therapeutic relationship.
  3. Establish a relationally based process that encourages clients to be equal participants in the establishment of treatment goals and expected outcomes.

CSWE 2015 Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Collect and organize data and apply critical thinking to assess client's readiness for change and guide clinical practice.
  2. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies.
  3. Collect and organize data and apply critical thinking to assess client strengths, vulnerabilities and coping strategies to reinforce and improve adaptation to life situations, circumstances, and events.
  4. Select and modify appropriate intervention strategies based on continuous clinical assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies.

CSWE 2015 Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Critically evaluate, select, and apply evidence based practice in therapeutic interventions with children and families.
  2. Demonstrate the use of appropriate evidence based clinical interventions for a range of presenting concerns identified in the assessment, including crisis intervention strategies as needed.
  3. Use inter-professional collaboration to coordinate treatment interventions with children and families.
  4. Facilitate effective therapeutic transitions and endings in clinical social work practice.

CSWE 2015 Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Specialized practitioners:

  1. Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate clinical intervention and program processes and outcomes.
  2. Apply evaluation findings of clinical program processes and outcomes to improve and enhance clinical social work interventions.
  3. Evaluate research informed and evidence based clinical interventions for a range of bio-psycho-social-spiritual conditions.