Catalogue 2019 - 2020

SW 404 Generalist Social Work Practice IV


3 cr.


SW 301, SW 302, SW 303, and senior Social Work standing.

Course Description

This course focuses on social work practice with diverse families and small groups. Students learn family systems theory and its application to the problem-solving process in social work practice. Roles of family practitioners at the BSW level are discussed with an emphasis on family preservation and family skill building programs that provide services to multiproblem families. Students learn social group work theory including types of social work groups, steps in creating a social work group, stages of group development, group dynamics, the roles of the group facilitator and group members, and the benefits of social group work. Diversity issues in social group work are discussed as well as values and ethics specific to social work with groups. Students learn about the use of groups as a modality for client empowerment.


Formerly "Social Work Interventive Methods IV"