SSWD 210 - Methods of Intervention and Practice Areas

This course is an introduction to the intervention methods used by Social Service Worker in practice. Students will have an understanding of psychological and social work theories in the practice areas of clinical, case management and community development. This course will introduce students to a variety of practice areas in the Social Service Worker field. Students will be preparing for practicum placement and focusing on knowledge, values and skills for their placement


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks:  15


SSWD 110, SSWD 120


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- History of the Social Service Worker profession
- Theories of helping, medical, psychiatric, behavioral and psychotherapeutic approaches
- Crisis and social intervention skills
- Mental health issues, addictions, family violence issues
- Suicide prevention and intervention
- Grief and loss issues.
- Developmental Disorders
- Social work practice tools, clinical interview, social history, needs assessment
- File documentation and record keeping in a practice setting
- Teamwork and workshop facilitation and conflict resolution skills


Learning Outcomes:
- Describe Social Service Work and its history in the helping profession.
- Examine Social Work and Psychological theories of practice interventions in a clinical, case management and community development practice areas.
- Identify Social Service practice intervention skills in the helping process with specific populations.
- Demonstrate the ability to use Social Work assessment tools in practice.
- Recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness, family violence and addictions.
- Describe the Social Work change process through a case study.
- Illustrate the ability to refer clients to service providers for special populations.
- Describe developmental disabilities across the lifespan.
- Demonstrate positive teamwork and conflict resolution skills in a classroom setting.

- Illustrate readiness for reflective practice in a Social Service Worker field.


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade:  C+ (65%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Text Books: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.