Seminar in Anti-Oppressive Practice in Families and Communities

SSW CP 791

Graduate Prerequisites: (SSWCP755 & SSWCP756 & SSWCP757) For Traditional Track and HSE Students ; Graduate Corequisites: (SSWCP755 OR SSWCP756 OR SSWCP757)For Advanced Standing Students - This seminar will provide a contemporary overview of anti-oppressive practices with families, individuals, and communities. The focus of this advanced seminar will be the application of theory to specific practices and skills for use with clients and community members. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge base around liberation health, common factors family therapy, structural family therapy, narrative therapy, harm reduction, and transformational justice practice. Strengths and Challenges of each model will be discussed and reviewed. During the second half of the seminar, students will be introduced to several anti-oppressive community / macro practices, including power mapping, one on one organizing conversations, and developing strategy and tactics. To help integrate conceptual frameworks into ongoing social work practice, we will utilize reflecting teams to help students develop new ideas and approaches with their current caseloads. Particular attention will be focused on intervention / action planning. Students will have the opportunity to choose 3-4 special topics to study. These topics may include community trauma, substance misuse, drama therapy, and storytelling for justice.

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