Course Description for Generalist Practice I
Generalist Practice I
Description: This course provides a foundation in generalist social work knowledge and skills for practice at the micro-level with individuals and families with special emphasis given to oppressed and at-risk populations. Students will develop interpersonal communication, assessment, and service planning skills and learn to identify macro policy issues for consideration of advocacy. Students will engage in a process of self-assessment in order to recognize and mitigate the influence of personal values and biases as they relate to ethical social work practice. Strategies for the resolution of ethical dilemmas and culturally competent practice will be introduced and reinforced. Tools for addressing burnout and compassion fatigue will be examined.