Course Description for Practicum Seminar
Prerequisites: SOW 3203, SOW 4302, SOW 4322
Co-requisite: SOW 4511
The Practicum Seminar is a co-requisite of the Community Agency Practicum. The purpose of the seminar is to provide students with a structured environment in which to engage in self-assessment regarding their ability to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to practice with clients. Students will also examine personal values and biases as they impact interactions with clients and co-workers and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to experiences and ethical dilemmas encountered in the practice setting. Tools for networking, navigating a bureaucratic environment, continuing one's professional education, and addressing burnout and compassion fatigue will be examined.