Courses

44712 Queer Theory in Social Work Practice

When applied to social work, queer theory offers a necessary framework for questioning notions of essential and stable identities, such as sexualities and genders. Additionally, queer theory may help social workers to render more complex understandings of normativity, deviance, race/ethnicity, and health/ability statuses, as well as class and privilege, all of which are relevant to social work.

30100 Social Intervention: Direct Practice

This two-quarter course emphasizes the design and practice of social work interventions at the individual, family, group, and community levels. Students are introduced to the history, mission, ethics, values that inform direct practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities, as well as the theories, concepts, skills, and empirical evidence that form the base for social work practice.

40922 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Theory and Practice

Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) is a major practice theory that integrates the theoretical perspectives and therapeutic techniques of both Cognitive Theory/Therapy and Behavioral Theory/Therapy. As such, CBT focuses on helping client to develop the skills to monitor and change their own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Through lectures, readings, skill labs, exams, and workbooks, students will learn skills to conduct assessment, intervention, and evaluation of clients from within a cognitive behavioral framework.