Course Description for Field Seminar I
Field Seminar I
Co-requisite: SOW 4511
Description: Throughout the Field Seminar I, students will engage in a process of self-assessment, examining personal values and biases as they impact interactions with clients and co-workers. Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to experiences and ethical dilemmas encountered in the practice setting. The fieldwork experience allows students to apply the generalist knowledge and skills acquired through academic courses to work with diverse client populations to bring about planned change. Tools for addressing burnout and compassion fatigue will be examined. Students will also engage in strategies to mitigate the emotional turmoil that often accompanies beginning social work with micro and mezzo client systems through the use of professional supervision and self-reflection exercises.