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Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice

SW790, Section 015

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 explore contemporary issues in spirituality and social work focused
on what it means to competently integrate spirituality into one’s social work practice.
Spirituality will be viewed as a dimension in the bio-psycho-social assessment and
treatment planning process. This course will explore the rationale and need to integrate
assessment and interventions related to spirituality in social work in a manner that
supports culturally competent practice. It will examine how spirituality is rooted in the
history of social work practice as well as exploring how to best define, integrate, and use
spiritual assessment and interventions in addressing presenting client issues in clinical
setting today. The relationship between spirituality and issues of race, gender and social
class as well as spirituality across the life cycle will be addressed. Spiritual assessment
related to specialized areas such as trauma, addiction/recovery and chronic illness will
be described. Specific methods and interventions will be highlighted and applied to
practice. Relevant readings, discussion, case presentations, and experiential exercises
will be used to deepen one’s competence and comfort level with spirituality in social
work practice.

Semester: Spring / Summer 2016
Instructor: Debra K. Mattison
Topic: Spirituality Assessment and Intervention in Social Work Practice
U-M Class #: 63378
Time: Thu Thursdays June 2 and 9, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 2816 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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