Catalogue 2013 - 2014

SW 302 Social Work Interventive Methods II


3 cr.


SW 301 and junior standing.


SW 305.

Course Description

Students learn interviewing skills as they are used in social work practice. The course focuses on the application of interviewing skills in direct service, but students also learn how to apply interviewing skills to work with groups, organizations, and communities. Students learn use of self, attending, questioning, active listening, and reflection of feelings skills in the context of intentional interviewing. An emphasis is placed on cultural sensitivity in the interviewing process. Effective interviewing approaches for advocacy, telephone and referral skills, and engaging difficult clients are covered. Students use critical thinking skills to recognize and assess their use of interviewing concepts and their progress as social work interviewers.