Clinical Practice with Children

SSW CP 794

Graduate Prerequisites: (SSWCP755 & SSWCP756 & SSWCP757) For Traditional Track and HSE Students ; Graduate Corequisites: (SSWCP755 OR SSWCP756 OR SSWCP757)For Advanced Standing Students - This advanced practice course builds upon foundation courses and is designed to help students think about the breadth of clinical practice with children and adolescents using theoretical knowledge and practice skills and with consideration of development, trauma, contexts, and systems. Multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches including developmental, biopsychological, and systems/ecological approaches are utilized to understand the strengths and needs of children and adolescents with contexts and systems (e.g., schools, communities). Knowledge, practice skills, and ethics related to engagement, assessment, prevention, intervention, and treatment of diverse children and adolescents will be emphasized. In this course, students will learn about the theory, concepts, and research that are foundational to clinical practice. They will learn about seminal developmental theories that contribute to understanding of developmental processes and outcomes as well as identity formation. There will be a focus on understanding the systems and contexts that children and adolescents interact with to help students collaborate with systems and advocate for their clients. In addition, students will learn about decision-making related to selecting evidence-based and practice-based interventions appropriate for children and adolescents. Social justice will be heavily emphasized, and clinical work will be discussed using an anti-oppressive lens; students will be encouraged to engage in social justice advocacy for their clients and communities. Also, students will use a trauma-informed lens to learn about engagement, assessment, and treatment. Lastly, there will be a strong focus on self-reflection and reflection about the role of social workers, their relationship with their clients, and interactions with systems and contexts. Class time will include discussion of course readings, viewing videos, conducting case assessments, skills development, viewing videos, role-plays, policy presentations, and other interactive activities.

FALL 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
Q1 ARR 12:00 am-12:00 am Bedford Campus Course.

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