Social Work Courses available

Soc W 598A: Veterans and their Families

Instructors: Taylene Watson and Rocco Bagala

Saturdays 4/7, 4/28, 5/12, 6/2

9:00am-3:50pm

3 credits, SLN: 19520

Grad students can self-register
Interested senior undergrads please submit a waitlist request so we can verify with the instructor

This courses focuses on specialized knowledge needed to practice with members of the military, Veterans and their families. The course will expand on the concept of contextual practice using this population as an example. Many students may not work directly with Veterans in the future the content in this course is applicable to contextual practice with all populations. The instructors take the stance that the military constitutes a distinct culture. Therefore, one overarching goal of this class is to develop cultural competency in working with this large and diverse population. We will explore contextual factors such as racism, gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation and stigma. We will encourage self- reflection to gain an in-depth understanding of oppression, privilege, identity and of the clinician’s own values and beliefs. Ethical dilemmas will be discussed throughout particularly as they relate to social justice. While military trauma and treatment of trauma will be covered in this class, the course is not primarily about trauma.

Soc W 598E: Social Work Praxis with Trans & Queer Communities

Instructor: Vern Harner

Thursdays, 2:30-5:20pm

3 credits, SLN: 19524

Grad students can self-register
Interested senior undergrads please submit a waitlist request so we can verify with the instructor

“Social Work Practice with Trans & Queer Communities” will provide students with advocacy and practice skills to better serve QT (queer/trans) clients and populations. Though the focus of the course will be on mezzo-macro level practice, micro practice skills will also be discussed. As this is not a survey course of QT terminology and culture, it is recommended students enter the course with some working knowledge base and/or lived experience — additional optional readings and material will be provided each week for students wanting to increase their foundational knowledge. The goal of this course is to engage students in critical reflexivity while growing our capacity to meet the needs of QT communities.

QT Class.pdf

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