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Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice

SW790, Section 002

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.

Topic Description / Additional Information

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
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Course Codes

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

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