This course presents advanced topics in interpersonal practice. The topics may include emerging practice methods, advanced application of methods covered in other required methods courses, and applications of methods in specific populations.
This mini course will examine practice theory and techniques relevant to social work in a rural setting. There are many definitions of what might be considered a rural community. For the purposes of this course, we will define communities as rural that have a population size of 2,500 to 20,000 with no major metropolitan area within hour of the community. Rural communities are often plagued with similar problems as vast metropolitan areas such as high poverty rates, inadequate housing, and inadequate access to health care. However, the scarcity of resources and professionals including medical providers, socioeconomic underdevelopment, and physical
distance from services and lack of public transportation are frequently identified as compounding factors of living in a rural community. The impact of differences in the key diversity dimensions such as ability, age, class, color, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender (including gender identity and gender expression) marital status, national origin, race, religion or spirituality, sex, and sexual orientation will be examined, within the context of practicing in a rural community. This course will also emphasize issues of ethical practice as defined by the social worker code of ethics within a rural community.
|Semester:||Spring / Summer 2020|
|Instructor:||Colleen E. Crane|
|Topic:||Social Work Practice in Rural Settings|
|U-M Class #:||63259|
|Time:||Fr/Sa Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30, 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
press escape to closeProgram Type describes the program in which you are pursuing, i.e., residential or online part-time. At this time, residential students may not enroll in online part-time courses and online part-time students may not enroll in residential courses.
|Credits:||1 Credit Hours|
|W:||Social Work is not the home dept; home dept in parenthesis, contact home dept with questions|
|X:||Social Work is the home department of this course|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106