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UT SW 393R3 - SW 393R3 Syllabus

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V. Required TextsJantzen, C. Harris, O., Jordan, C. & Franklin, C. (2006). Family treatment: Evidenced-Based practice with populations at-risk. Pacific Grove,CA: Brooks/Cole. Rules of Conduct for Submitting the Paper as a Group ProjectLevel of Effort Expected for Family PaperFAMILY PRACTICE MODEL PAPER IS DUE ONE WEEK AFTER YOUR PRESENTATIONFor your learning, videos of the major treatment approaches covered in this class have been posted on Blackboard. They are in the External Links. There is also a Video Analysis Form that you can use to help you analyze what the therapist is doing (the form is posted on Blackboard).Sept. 17 - Family Therapy Models: Solution-Focused Brief TherapySept. 24 - Family Therapy Models: More on Solution-Focused Brief TherapyOctober 1 - Family Models: Structural and MultisystemicRequiredOctober 15 - Family Models: StrategicNovember 5 - Couples Therapy: Behavioral/IntegrativeRequiredNovember 12 - GROUP DEMONSTRATION OF MODEL ON COUPLES (Choose Gottman, Jacobson, Johnson or Psychoeducational)Remember – you can meet the experts! Visit several Family Therapy websites: Found in the External Links on BlackboardJournals and Publications in Family TherapyPractice Guidelines Available on-lineTHE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK Course Number: SW 393R3 Instructor’s Name: Cynthia Franklin, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT TA: Christine Lagana Riordan Unique Number: 66405 Office Number:SWB 3.130F Semester: Fall 2007 Phone/E-mail: 471-0533 (UT) Mobile 413-1946 [email protected]: [email protected] Meeting Time/Place and Room: Monday 2:30-5:30 Rm 2.116 Office Hours: Mondays1:00-2:00, Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 or by appointment THEORIES AND METHODS OF FAMILY INTERVENTION I. SW 393R3: Theories and Methods of Family Intervention Standardized Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of models and methods of family intervention. The content will include methods for assessment of families and an overview of several different models of family intervention with a focus on intervention skills and techniques. The course is grounded in best practices and the identification, analysis, and implementation of empirically-based intervention strategies. This course will focus on using multiple perspectives in the advanced application of theories, models, and skills utilized in short- and longer-term family interventions. Standardized Course Objectives: By the end of the semester, students will be able to: 1. Compare various theoretical approaches to working with the family as a system, including understanding the impact of the ecological and social environments in which diverse families live; 2. Demonstrate understanding of similarities and differences among theories and critically assess their theoretical perspectives, value bases, and the role of gender in family dynamics; 3. Integrate and demonstrate the differential application of procedures, techniques, and methods of family intervention models that reflect best practices for problem areas or helping diverse client groups; 4. Select theories, models, and interventions and then critically evaluate and analyze these approaches as to their effectiveness in given situations. This includes: (a) the adequacy of the research and knowledge base; (b) the range of applicability; and (c) the value and ethical issues, including the student’s own value system; 15. Apply knowledge of the impact of policy and social justice issues to interventions with families of diverse cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, family structure, national origin, ability, or other manifestation of diversity; 6. Demonstrate skill in using family therapy theory to assess family dysfunction in the context of the larger community and target systems within and outside the family for change; 7. Implement and evaluate the effectiveness of family interventions. III. Teaching MethodsThis class provides opportunities for both theory and skill development. Family practice models will be presented through a combination of lectures, web-based instruction, demonstrations of the practice interventions in each model, and discussions about skills. IV. Safety Policy As part of professional social work education, students may have assignments that involve working in agency settings and/or the community. As such, these assignments may present some risks. Sound choices and caution may lower risks inherent to the profession. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and adhere to policies and practices related to agency and/or community safety. Students should also notify instructors regarding any safety concerns. V. Required Texts Jantzen, C. Harris, O., Jordan, C. & Franklin, C. (2006). Family treatment: Evidenced-Based practice with populations at-risk. Pacific Grove,CA: Brooks/Cole. Sexton, T.L., Weeks, G.R. & Robbins, M.S. (2003). Handbook of family therapy. New York: Brunner/Routledge. Purchase textbooks at your favorite store or internet location. Required Online Readings: All additional readings on BlackBoard. VI. Course RequirementsThe grade for the course will be based on the student’s ability to demonstrate knowledge and methods from evidenced-based models of family therapy and effective interventions for solving family problems. Class attendance, participation, and promptness in completing assignments will be considered when assigning the grade. This is a professional practice class and each student is expected to demonstrate behavior that meets the criteria of the National Association of Social Workers code of ethics and meets the standards for professional practice of social work. Rules for in-class learning include: 2Class Code of Conduct: * Hard work and commitment to learning topics. *Best preparation and dedication to be both a learner and contributor to the in-class learning. *Respect for your colleagues, both students and professor, and that includes proper respect given to presentations, comments, and ideas presented during class. *Commitment to the class community and personal responsibility to contribute to common good, and to fulfill one’s own individual responsibility. *Demonstration of outward behavior, dress, speech and mannerism that would suggest that you are a professional person with a professional job. *Use your computer, blackberry, and other communication devices in


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