Spirituality and Social Work Practice

SSW HB 744

The goal of this course is to acquaint the student with current theories regarding religion and spirituality and their role in clinical work. Particular attention is given to the function of spirituality and religion in bridging internal and external adaptations throughout the life cycle. Utilizing psychodynamic and narrative frameworks, this course addresses ways of assessing and working with an individual?s spiritual and existential belief systems and attending to the ways in which spiritual beliefs and practices provide a window into a client?s inner world. In addition, the course addresses issues of transference and countertransference as they arise in the exploration of religious and spiritual material in psychotherapy. The course draws heavily on case material, film, and fiction.

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Walsh SSW 119 W 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Stamped Approval
Pre-req Hb 720

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