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SCWK 615 - Empowerment Practice Concepts (3)
Description: This course examines the concepts that together form a coherent framework for empowerment-based social work practice across systems (individuals and families; small groups; and communities and organizations) and with diverse, oppressed populations. Impacts of privilege and structural oppression in our own lives are examined in order to better understand ethically sound use of self as a critical component of social work practice. Processes and outcomes of empowerment strategies are discussed, as are the simultaneous personal, collective, and structural bases of empowerment practice. Attention is given to the empowerment tradition in social work, as well as to the critical analysis of contemporary issues of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation from an empowerment perspective. The course aim is to prepare students for entering the advanced year of study in social work empowerment practice. Prerequisites: Social work majors only. Notes: Offered in summer and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Social Work Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Social Work
      Social Work
      Social Work

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