U-M SW 625 - SW 625 SYLLABUS (9 pages)

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University of Michigan
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Sw 625 - Child & Youth
Child & Youth Documents

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T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I C H I G A N SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK SW 625 INTERPERSONAL PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH Winter 03 Prof Robert M Ortega MSW Ph D SSWB O 763 6576 Office Hours M T 9am noon Other days possible but by appointment only e mail rmortega umich edu Course Description This course will examine practice theories and techniques for working with children adolescents and their parents This course will provide grounding in the following perspectives attachment transactional theory child and adolescent development and parenthood including ethnic cultural variations in child rearing practices The interaction between environmental risk factors protective factors and developmental factors as they contribute to coping resiliency and disorder will also be covered Major clinical concepts including assessment treatment planning work with parents and developmentally appropriate engagement and intervention techniques will be addressed This course will be organized in terms of the sequence of development and will cover clinical issues and treatment approaches relevant to each developmental stage Course Content This course will present prevention treatment and rehabilitation models appropriate to interpersonal practice with children and youth in a variety of contexts Content will focus on the early phases of intervention including barriers to engagement that may result from client worker differences involuntary participation on the part of the child youth or family and factors external to the client worker relationship such as policy or institutional decisions that may influence or shape the therapeutic relationship Since the intervention strategies taught in this course rely significantly on the social worker as a critical component of the change process attention will be paid to the understanding of self as an instrument in the change process A variety of methods for engaging children youth and their families or other caretaking adults such as foster parents



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