Course Code SWREN 423R
Course Title Advanced Social Group Work Practice
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Kelly Laurila)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Angela E Hammond)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

The aim of this course is to develop student's knowledge of different approaches to social group work practice, and the ways in which specialized knowledge of client's life conditions, life circumstances, and significant life events informs social work practice with groups within a generalist framework. Emphasis is placed upon conceptualizing and analyzing group work skill and the capacity for self-directed practice with groups directed towards increasing the resiliency of the group as a whole and the resiliency of individual group members. A salient goal is the use of democratic means so that group process in all social work groups reflects a vision of social justice.

Department Consent Required

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Sue Mesbur Ellen, Alice Schmidt Hanbidge
  • 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) All 4th level courses offered through multimodal means include online study and mandatory on campus study.
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