Clinical Practice Modalities and Theory | Spalding University Catalog

SW-631: Clinical Practice Modalities and Theory

2 credit hours

This course builds on the knowledge gained in SW 630 and will expand that knowledge further with direct clinical practice modalities and theory to utilize with individuals, families and groups. Students will learn and practice key foundational modalities for clinical intervention such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Theory, and Motivational Interviewing, amongst others. Students will critically apply key theoretical approaches to practice situations through the lens of anti-oppressive clinical practice. Interactive exercises, activities, case studies, and other assignments emphasize ethical practice that engages diversity and difference through the lens of human rights and social and economic justice. Students demonstrate competence in the knowledge, values and skills necessary to engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research. The course also emphasizes professional comportment and development.

Prerequisite: Admission to MSW Program.