SSWD 210 - Methods of Intervention and Practice Areas

his course prepares students for practicum placement experiences. Topics such as intervention methods and application of psychological and social work theories in the areas of clinical interviews, case management, and community development will be explored.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks:  15


SSWD 110 and SSWD 120, or permission of the Chair


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Theories of helping, medical, psychiatric, behavioral and psychotherapeutic approaches
- Informed Consent
- Intake process
- Case notes 
- 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
- Assessment tools and related interventions
- File documentation and record keeping in a practice setting
- Teamwork and workshop facilitation and conflict resolution skills


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
-Describe intervention methods used by Social Services Workers in practice.
-Describe psychological and social work theories in the practice areas of clinical, case management, and community developtment.
-Compile a case study with relevant assessment and intervention tools
-Outline process to refer clients to service providers for special populations.
-Describe disabilities across the lifespan.
-Demonstrate readiness for reflective practice.
-Describe knowledge, values, and skills necessary for practicum placement.


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.