SW 897 (1ON) - Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare

Top/Social Work & Spirituality

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Social Work
Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2018 - E-term II (10/15/2018 - 12/11/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 16989
Seminar for graduate students. Topics may include: A) Drugs and Chemical Dependency; B) Intimate Partner Violence C) Social Action in Education Settings D) Social Action in the Dominican Republic. May be repeated for different topics. Special fee.
Only listed majors in section: SOCIAL WORK OL
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
10/15/2018 12/11/2018 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Spirituality has recently begun to emerge as a critical anchor of a holistic approach to social work which views individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities in a bio-psycho- social-spiritual context. This course provides a framework of knowledge, values, skills and experiences for spiritually sensitive social work. Students will develop skills and insight in responding competently and ethically to diverse spiritual and religious perspectives in social work settings.

Utilizing psychodynamic and narrative frameworks, this course will address ways of assessing and working with an individual’s spiritual belief systems and attending to the ways in which spiritual beliefs and practices provide a window into a client’s inner world. Consideration regarding the impact of spiritual and religious systems in relation to diversity (e.g. by gender, social class, ethnicity and culture, and sexual orientation) will be included.