Course Code SWREN 414R
Course Title Interviewing and Assessment in Social Work Practice
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Iona Sky)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This social work methods course explores the theory and skills of generalist social work practice, with particular attention to interviewing, communication, and assessment skills used with individuals, families, organizations and communities. Emphasis is placed on developing capacity for "critical reflection" on the social work practitioner's professional and personal self.

Department Consent Required

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Winter 2017 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Sandra Campbell
  • Prerequisite: Bachelor of Social Work students only
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) A bi-weekly seminar runs concurrently with the practicum.
2) All 4th level courses offered through multimodal means include online study and mandatory on campus study.
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