Social Work (SW)

SW 600. Topical Seminar3 Units

Description: Topical Seminar in Social Work.

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SW 601. Human Behavior in the Social Environment I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through Kent School of Social Work.

Description: The focus of this class is on macro theories as well as the impact of social an economic forces on individuals and social systems.

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SW 602. Social Welfare Institutions, Policies and Services3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through Kent School of Social Work.

Description: The focus of this class is on the historical context and evolution of social welfare policy, and how dominant values and contextual factors shape policy in a broad range of social welfare arenas.

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SW 603. Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice Practice3 Units

Description: This foundation course designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills for social work practice with people who are subject to various forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ageism, and ableism operating at the individual, community and institutional levels of society. Diversity, strengths, and social justice practice are emphasized. Developing greater professional and personal awareness about the impacts of various forms of oppression are addressed.

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SW 604. Social Work Practice I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 670 (or concurrent); restricted to students admitted to Kent School of Social Work.

Description: The focus of this class is on the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for generalist social work practice with individuals, families and small groups.This class is designed to provide students with an understanding of the social work profession's mission, values, ethics and roles.

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SW 605. Social Work Practice II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 604; SW 671 (or concurrent); restricted to students admitted to the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: The focus of this class is on the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for generalist social work practice with larger groups, organizations and communities.

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SW 610. Foundation Couple and Family Therapy Practicum I3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Description: Students will conduct assessment and therapy with individuals, couples, and families under the supervision of a state-or AAMFT- approved supervisor. This course will allow students to apply assessment and treatment skills learned in SW 700, SW 701, and SW 702.

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SW 611. Foundation Couple and Family Therapy Practicum II3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): SW 610.

Description: Students will conduct assessment and therapy with individuals, couples, and families under the supervision of a state-or AAMFT-approved supervisor. This course will allow students to apply assessment and treatment skills learned in SW 700, SW 701, and SW 702.

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SW 612. Advanced Couple and Family Therapy Practicum I3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): SW 611.

Description: Students will conduct assessment and therapy with individuals, couples, and families under the supervision of a state-or AAMFT-approved supervisor. This course will allow students to apply assessment and treatment skills learned in SW 700, SW 701, and SW 702.

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SW 613. Advanced Couple and Family Therapy Practicum II3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): SW 612.

Description: Students will conduct assessment and therapy with individuals, couples, and families under the supervision of a state-or AAMFT-approved supervisor. This course will allow students to apply assessment and treatment skills learned in SW 700, SW 701, and SW 702.

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SW 615. Mental Health3 Units

Description: Focus on theory, critical issues and problems in mental health.

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SW 619. Human Behavior in the Social Environment II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 601; restricted to students admitted to the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: The focus of this class is on the theories and knowledge of the human biopsychosocial development, including theories and knowledge about the range of smaller social systems in which individuals live. Content about values and ethical issues related to biopsychosocial theories are included.

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SW 622. Issues in Policy and Service Delivery3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 602; restricted to students enrolled in the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: The focus of this class is on the interrelationships between problem conceptual conceptualization, policy options and their impact on social work practice and clients. Students develop their ability to critically assess current service delivery problems as they impact client need, giving particular attention to vulnerable population groups.

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SW 625. Children and Families3 Units

Description: Focuses on practice with children and families within an ecological framework. The complexity of practice with children and families within various human service delivery systems is examined.

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SW 626. Research Methodology and Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: This course provides students the foundation knowledge for scientific inquiry. Ii covers all aspects of the research process from problem formulation to writing of the research report. It introduces students to qualitative, quantitative, and single-subject methods of conducting research and evaluating practice.

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SW 627. Military Social Work3 Units

Description: This course is designed to develop competence in providing services to active duty, reserve, National Guard, veterans, and their families. It focuses on a wide range of challenges, strengths, and interventions that social workers need to learn and utilize in practice when working with this population. It is recognized that returning veterans from the Global War on Terrorism and their families in addition to the millions of veterans from previous military service likely will exceed the capacity of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs, consequently, many of these service members will be seeking assistance from social workers in the civilian sector.

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SW 628. Military Social Work Seminar I1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Military Social Work specialization.

Description: Military social work is a specialization of social work that provides services to persons who have served or are serving in the military and their families. MSSW students who are specializing in military social work are required to take this one credit hour seminar per semester that extends over two semesters of their final year at Kent School of Social Work. It provides students with an opportunity to integrate the theoretical knowledge that they are learning in the classroom with practical experiences in their field placements. In the seminar students from different practice settings will participate and share the diversity of problems and approaches to the practice of military social work.

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SW 629. Military Social Work Seminar II1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Military Social Work specialization.

Description: Military social work is a specialization of social work that provides services to persons who have served or are serving in the military and their families. MSSW students who are specializing in military social work are required to take one credit hour seminar per semester that extends over two semesters of their final year at the Kent School of Social Work. It provides students with an opportunity to integrate the theoretical knowledge that they are learning in the classroom with practical experiences in their field placements. In the seminar students from different practice settings will participate and share the diversity of problems and approaches to the practice of military social work.

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SW 630. School Social Work: Policy and Practice3 Units

Description: Designed to prepare students for social work practice in the public schools. It assumes that you have a foundation of knowledge in social work policy, practice, research, and human behavior in the social environment. It also assumes that you had some field practice or work experience in a human service setting, preferably a school. Examines a range of practices and policy issues related to the delivery of social work services in school settings. Addresses current federal and Kentucky laws as they relate to practice with school age children and their families. School social work professional standards, program development and licenser receive attention as well. An ecological and risk and resiliency framework for practice will be emphasized throughout the course. Additionally, the practice section is based on best practices and narrative social work. Finally, special attention is given to children living in poverty.

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SW 631. Personality: Concepts and Evidence3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of a course in introductory psychology, or instructor's permission.

Description: A systematic presentation of theories and research evidence relevant to personality; such as psychoanalysis and its derivatives, field, self, reinforcement theories, etc.

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SW 633. Social Work and Human Sexuality3 Units

Description: This course provides knowledge about physical, behavioral, cognitive, emotional and spiritual aspects of human sexuality.

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SW 635. Rights of Children3 Units

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SW 636. Death & Grief3 Units

Description: Social workers, regardless of their speciality area or practice setting, will be interacting with persons experiencing death and grief. The main purpose of this course offering is to prepare master's level social workers for effective practice with person experiencing terminal illness as patients, families or caregivers and persons coping with grief and loss across the life span.

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SW 639. Crisis Intervention3 Units

Description: The major constructs and principles of crisis theory are analyzed in light of their pragmatic application with clients in crisis. Students use complex case analysis in their application of theory to practice. Taught from a strengths perspective and using a narrative approach, this class emphasizes a client-centered perspective.

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SW 640. Advanced Social Work Practice II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 605 or admission into the 30 hour program; SW 672 (or concurrent); restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: The focus of this class is on using advanced problem-solving practice models and critical thinking skills designed to guide everyday decisions social workers make, whether they function as direct service providers or case managers supervisors.

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SW 641. Advanced Social Work Practice I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 605 or admission into the 30-hour program and either registration in the Summer preceding SW 640 in the Fall or 640 (or concurrent) in the Fall; restricted to students enrolled through Kent School of Social Work.

Description: The focus of this class is on assessing, engaging, planning and executing projects for and in collaboration with organizations and communities. Advanced SW Practice I will extend and deepen the knowledge gained in SW 605 by teaching practical skills in such areas as creating change,conducting assessments, networking,leadership, strategic planning, project development and management, team work, meeting management, community planning, community development, community organization, budgeting and finances, fundraising and grant writing, marketing and interfacing with the media, with a special emphasis on working with groups and organizations.

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SW 642. Psychopathology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to Kent School Students.

Description: This course examines concepts of labeling theory, stigma, strengths perspective, and the clinical use of diagnostic classification of psychopathology from a social work perspective. The implications of various definitions of psychopathology and the uses of diagnostic systems to inform practice policy and to promote social justice are considered.

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SW 647. Psychosocial Practice in Oncology I: Interpersonal Practice3 Units

Description: This course focuses on learning and applying clinical competencies in the psychosocial care of cancer patients and their families. Students will learn to select appropriate evidence-based interventions and develop an identity as oncology social workers.

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SW 648. Psychosocial Practice in Oncology II: Community Approaches to Promote Health Equity3 Units

Description: This course focuses on the knowledge base and practice skills that are needed to make macro-level change in order to eliminate the disparities in health outcomes for persons with cancer.

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SW 649. Psychosocial Oncology Seminar I1 Unit

Description: Students will participate in an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum in palliative care (iCope) The seminar will assist with planning future goals for their career development upon graduation.

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SW 650. Psychosocial Oncology Seminar II1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Description: Students will participate in an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum in palliative care (iCope) . The seminar will assist with planning future goals for their career development.

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SW 651. Foundations of Family Therapy3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through Kent School of Social Work.

Description: This course is designed to give students a comprehensive and substantive understanding of the family life cycle, family dynamics, systemic thinking, and interactional theories. Students will also be introduced to the role of the marital and family therapist in Terms of relationship to clients, as a relational approach to understanding clients, and the self of the therapist.

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SW 652. Introduction to Child Welfare Practice3 Units

Description: This course focuses on skills of screening, investigation, assessment, case planning, and service delivery within the child welfare system.

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SW 653. Services to Children3 Units

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SW 654. Exceptional Child3 Units

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SW 655. Family Violence3 Units

Description: The focus of this course is on understanding, screening for, assessing, and intervening in various forms of family violence.

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SW 656. Assessment & Case Management of Child Sexual Abuse3 Units

Description: This course is designed to prepare students to screen, assess, and intervene in situation involving child sexual abuse.

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SW 657. Group Methods3 Units

Description: All major aspects of group life are explored and there is an emphasis on the purposes, content, and forms of various group experiences. The social worker's role in facilitating the group process is detailed and there is a special emphasis placed on the beginning processes associated with group methods.

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SW 658. Group Psychotherapy3 Units

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SW 659. Introduction to Family Therapy Practice3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: This course is designed to familiarize the social work student with a family systems framework and a broad range of established family systems that have shaped the practice of couple and family therapy. Theory and technique will be reviewed to assist the development of process skills necessary for addressing the multiple dynamics associated with counseling individuals, couples and families through the lens of marriage and family therapy.

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SW 660. Motivation and Change: The Process of Change and Strategies to Elicit Intrinsic Motivation.3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admitted to Kent School of Social Work.

Description: Understanding the process of behavior change and developing interviewing skills that elicit intrinsic motivation to change. Class content is in the form of books and guides on Motivational Interviewing, a popular proven practice method.

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SW 661. Special Issues in Alcohol and Drug Counseling3 Units

Description: This course includes highly specialized and advanced topics in addiction treatment to prepare students to begin practice in Alcohol and Drug Counselor training. Content will round out and complete a basic course of study for alcohol and drug counselors that was not adequately addressed in substance abuse and motivational interviewing classes. These advanced topics will 1) generally aid students in submitting the application for certification as alcohol and drug counselors, 2) provide students with required case management training for working in a licensed alcohol and other drug treatment facility, and 3) prepare students for working within multidisciplinary teams and gain familiarity with clinical supervision methods utilized in substance abuse treatment programs. 4) Students will become familiar with the use of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) a very common assessment tool widely used in substance abuse treatment settings. The complexity and demonstrated efficacy of specialized treatment for substance abuse disorders is well documented and preparation to work with this problem will be valuable across a range of populations; including, but not limited to individuals treated in traditional and non-traditional treatment settings. Evidence based knowledge is progressively improving the effectiveness of treatment. This course will utilize a convergence of knowledge to prepare students for their role in advancing the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependency.

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SW 662. Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to Kent School of Social Work students.

Description: Examines current issues associated with substance abuse. Prevailing paradigms related to substance abuse are explored and pragmatic intervention strategies for dealing with those abusing substances are presented and applied.

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SW 663. Enhancing Safety & Permanency of Children in the Child Welfare System3 Units

Description: This course focuses on practice knowledge and skills in the delivery of services to children and youth in foster and out of home care and families that care for them.

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SW 664. Social Work and the Law3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: This course is designed to: 1) familiarize social work students with the legal system and the various roles of social workers within the legal arena, 2) increase the social work students' understanding of the impact of the legal system on social work clients and client groups, 3) increase the social work students' understanding of the interface of law with professional social work practice, and 4) develop and enhance the skills needed by the professional social worker in situations where social work and law interface.

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SW 665. Supervision, Training, and Consultation3 Units

Description: This course focuses on concepts of learning, competence, motivation and growth. How each of these is applied in supervision, training, consultation in both one to one and group settings is emphasized.

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SW 666. Collaborative Practice with Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services3 Units

Description: This course focuses on preparing students to practice collaboratively with substance abuse, mental health, and child welfare services to screen, assess, manage, and refer families to MH and SA services.

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SW 667. Negotiation,Mediation & Conflict Transformation3 Units

Description: This course integrates communication and negotiation theory and skills with the values and strategies of social work. Through reflective practice, the course will increase learners' skills in creating a space for people in conflict to communicate more effectively with one another. Students will practice negotiating for agreements and resources, mediating disagreements, and advocating on behalf of disenfranchised and vulnerable persons.

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SW 668. Advanced Research Practice I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 626 or admission into the 30-hour program; access to a social services agency where projects from this class can be implemented (via practicum, work, or other access to an agency); and restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: This course prepares students to critically appraise information gathered through literature reviews,practice wisdom, and consumer perspectives to inform best practices in social work. A plan to incorporate critically appraised information into current micro and/or macro social work practice is developed and implemented.

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SW 669. Advanced Research Practice II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 668; access to a social services agency where projects from this class can be implemented (via practicum, work, or other access to an agency); and restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Description: This course prepares students to disseminate best practices information to micro and macro practice settings,and evaluate the impact of their dissemination efforts via use of quantitative and qualitative methods and analysis.

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SW 670. Foundation/Generalist Social Work Practicum I3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Corequisite(s): SW 604 or SW 701.

Description: This course is a generalist fieldwork experience based on the strengths model of social work practice and taken concurrently with the Social Work Practice I course. This practicum assists the student in developing a social work perspective and skills working with a wide range of client systems: individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations, communities and the larger society. The practicum experience provides for the integration of theory, learned across the foundation courses related to human behavior, diversity,organizational and community dynamics,policy and research.

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SW 671. Foundation/Generalist Social Work Practicum II3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Corequisite(s): SW 605.

Description: This course is a generalist fieldwork experience based on strengths model of social work practice and taken concurrently with the Social Work Practice I course. The practicum assists the student in developing a social work perspective and skills working with a wide range of client systems: individuals,couples, families, groups, organizations, communities and the larger society. The practicum experience provides for the integration of theory learned across the foundation courses related to human behavior, diversity, organizational and community dynamics, policy and research.

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SW 672. Advanced Social Work Practicum I3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Corequisite(s): SW 640.

Description: This course focuses on the application of advanced theory, knowledge and skills covered in the advanced level curriculum. Students will integrate the competencies developed in their advanced year with practice experience. Student will use theoretical understanding of advanced level social work practice,social policy, social work values and ethics, and communication skills to guide practice interventions.

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SW 673. Advanced Social Work Practicum II3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through the Kent School of Social Work.

Corequisite(s): SW 677.

Description: This course focuses on the application of advanced theory, knowledge and skills covered in the advanced level curriculum. Students will integrate the competencies developed in their advanced year with practice experience. Student will use theoretical understanding of advanced-level social work practice, social policy, social work values and ethics, and communication skills to guide practice interventions.

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SW 674. Administration of Human Delivery Systems3 Units

Description: Theoretical and emphirical literature on complex organizations are examined to increase effectiveness in identifying and resolving problems.

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SW 675. Child Welfare Supervision, Coaching and Mentoring Practices & Policies to Achieve Best Outcomes3 Units

Description: This course focuses on understanding and applying principles and skills of supervision, coaching and mentoring in the field of child welfare.

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SW 676. Program Design, Implementation and Change3 Units

Description: Explores utilization and application of theories and evaluative research in the design, implementation, and change of social programs and interventions.

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SW 677. Advanced Social Work Practice III3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through Kent School of Social Work; SW 605 or admission into the 30-hour program and SW 673 (concurrent).

Description: The focus of this class is on reinforcing, integrating,and building on practice skills learned in SW 641 & SW 640. Students learn integration strategies and practice skills rooted in solution oriented, cognitive, behavioral, systematic approaches to promote change at multiple levels of social systems using a case based learning approach.

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SW 678. Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling Specialization Practicum Seminar1.5 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Specialization.

Description: This is a required seminar for Advanced Practicum ADCS students designed to achieve two goals: 1) Enhance knowledge of research supported group counseling methods in the treatment of substance abuse (all students); and one of the following: advance special knowledge and skills related to 2a) criminal justice and treatment of substance abuse immersion practicum students) or 2b) leadership (rotational practicum students).

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SW 679. Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling Specialization Practicum Seminar-Spring Semester1.5 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Specialization.

Description: This is a required seminar for Advanced Practicum ADCS students designed to achieve two goals: 1) Enhance knowledge of research supported family engagement methods in the treatment of substance abuse (all students); and one of the following: advance special knowledge and skills related to 2a) criminal justice and treatment of substance abuse (immersion practicum students) or 2b) leadership (rotational practicum students).

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SW 681. Social Gerontology3 Units

Description: Explores societal, cultural, and individual issues associated with aging and the field of aging itself. The field of social gerontology is discussed; the biological, physiological, psychological, and social contexts of aging are examined; and the students explore what it means to age.

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SW 682. Social Work Practice with Older Persons3 Units

Description: Specific knowledge, skills and values associated with social work intervention with older persons are the emphasis of this course. There is an emphasis on the heterogeneity of the population of older Americans and issues associated with diversity. Taught from a strengths perspective using a narrative approach, this course will provide the learner with pragmatic skills needed to work with diverse populations of older adults.

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SW 684. Spirituality and Social Work3 Units

Description: Provides an in-depth examination of the meaning of spirituality for social work practice. Students will broaden their knowledge of basic spiritual and religious doctrines and principles and analyze their application to social work by applying this knowledge within various social work settings. This course is restricted to students in the Kent School.

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SW 685. Planning and Community Development3 Units

Description: Integrates theories of social science and social work as it develops student skills, knowledge, values in social planning and community development. There is a special emphasis placed on conceptual and practice skills necessary for successful social planning and community development.

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SW 686. Gerontology Specialization Lab l1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Corequisite(s): SW 672.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of gerontology clients and their families community agency settings.

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SW 687. Gerontology Specialization Lab II1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Corequisite(s): SW 673.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of gerontology clients and their families community agency settings.

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SW 688. Policy Analysis3 Units

Description: Demographic, political, economic and other influences are considered as they act upon policy development and related social problems.

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SW 689. Interpreting andPromoting Human Service Programs3 Units

Description: This course familiarizes social workers with the use of media in promoting and interpreting social welfare policies and programs.

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SW 690. Macro Social Work Practice in the Health Field3 Units

Description: Provides overview of major issues in organization and delivery of health services and the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs.

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SW 691. Mental Health Specialization Integrative Seminar I1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Foundation requirements and acceptance into Mental Health Specialization.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of clients and their families with mental health needs in community agency settings.

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SW 692. Mental Health Specialization Integrative Seminar 21 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Foundation requirements and acceptance into Mental Health Specialization.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of clients and their families with mental health needs in community agency settings.

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SW 694. SW IN HEALTH FIELD3 Units

Description: SW IN HEALTH FIELD

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SW 697. Advanced Topical Seminar3-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: This course focuses on the development of positive mental health and health in populations at risk.

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SW 698. Structured Independent Study1-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Director, Instructor/Advisor.

Description: Addresses content not covered in existing courses; provides for the development of content otherwise unavailable. Prescribed content is addressed in seminars, conferences and readings.

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SW 699. Independent Study1-4 Units

Description: Opportunity for the student, under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member, to pursue individualized study related to research or practice that is not included in regular courses in the curriculum.

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SW 700. Foundations of Family Therapy: Theory and Practice3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization.

Description: This course is family social work preparatory course that covers three foundational elements of family therapy practice, 1) a comprehensive and substantive understanding of the family life cycle, family dynamics,systemic thinking,and interactional theories, 2) an introduction to the major assessment and intervention ideas/skills associated with the major schools of marital family therapy, and 3) the foundational skills that encompass systemic assessment,consensus building, case building, case planning and the tools necessary to conduct an initial interview.

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SW 701. Family Therapy Assessment and Treatment in Diverse Populations3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled through Kent School of Social Work.

Description: This course will focus on more in-depth assessments and interventions regarding specific problem populations faced in martial and family therapy practice. Emphasis will be given to a critical review and evaluation of the evidence based practices as well as interventions or strategies that represent integrative approaches in the field. Special attention will be given to the use of the DSM-IV and pharmacology as it is related to MFT practice.

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SW 702. Couple Therapy: Theory and Practice3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: This course provides the student with a framework for managing difficult and controversial issues in the field of couple therapy. The student will become versed in couple assessment and couple interventions. Protocols regarding special issues in the field of couple therapy will be taught including divorce, sexual problems, infidelity, domestic violence, etc. The course will examine pertinent ethical issues and concerns as it relates to the field of couple therapy.

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SW 703. Contemporary Issues, Community Intersections & Collaborations in CFT3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CFT Program and SW 700.

Description: This course will review social problems and contemporary issues facing families. Particular emphasis will be placed on social problems such as domestic violence, divorce, child maltreatment, substance abuse, school bullying and health concerns. Contemporary issues such as technology, same-sex marriage, and Immigration will also be addressed. Student development of competencies to practice within defined contexts, such as healthcare settings, schools and military settings, and with colleagues from other disciplines will be faciliated. The tools for learning will include lecture, discussion, role-playing, case reviews and teamwork on projects designed to develop and enhance specific skills.

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SW 704. Integrating Family Therapy: Theory and Practice3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CFT Program.

Description: Examines integrative models of family systems therapy. Personal models of integration will be encouraged.

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SW 705. Professional Issues & Ethics in Couple & Family Therapy3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CFT Program and SW 702.

Description: This is a capstone seminar in professional issues taken in the last semester of the MSSW/MFT Specialization Program. This course reviews and integrates the graduating student's learning experiences in SW 721-725 and SW 703 in the area of professional issues and ethics. The course is designed to assist the graduating student in their professional development, legal responsibilities, current professional ethics, the role of professional associations, licensure legislation, independent practice considerations, and inter-professional cooperation. The students using variable credit option must have permission of instructor and a course of proposed study outlined prior to registrations.

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SW 707. Special Topics in Family Therapy1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CFT Program.

Description: Special topics in marital and family therapy. Topic will be indicated in the term schedule.

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SW 708. Independent Study1-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to CFT Program, consent of Program director, and permission of the instructor.

Description: The student will be required to submit a proposal for investigating some area or problem in social work not ordinarily offered in the social work program or the marital and family therapy program. The report of the student's study will be presented in a written report.

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SW 721. Family Therapy Supervision I3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Admission to CFT program.

Corequisite(s): SW 610.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of families and family problems in community agency settings.

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SW 722. Family Therapy Supervision II3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): SW 721.

Corequisite(s): SW 611.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of families and family problems in community agency settings.

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SW 723. Family Therapy Supervision III3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): SW 722.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of families and family problems in community agency settings.

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SW 724. Family Therapy Supervision IV3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): SW 723.

Corequisite(s): SW 612.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of families and family problems in community agency settings.

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SW 725. Family Therapy Supervision V3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): SW 724.

Corequisite(s): SW 613.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of families and family problems in community agency settings.

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SW 726. Post-Master's Paracticum/Supervision0 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of all program course requirements.

Description: Supervision of student work with a variety of families and family problems in a community agency setting.

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SW 755. Theory II: Theory Development3 Units

Description: Explores the nature of knowledge and how it is generated and acquired. Examines explanatory and practice theory, current models related to practice, and the relationship of theory and data to social work. Strategies for building knowledge will be discussed. Students will analyze theories into their components, construct minitheories, and propose how they can be tested in social work practice.

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SW 756. Professional Seminar I1 Unit

Description: Introduces doctoral students to social welfare policy and research interests of the faculty, particularly research in its early stages of conceptual development. Explores practical issues in the conceptual development and conduct of research providing students with a possible research agenda.

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SW 757. Theory III: Analysis of Social Work Problems3 Units

Description: Provides students with a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding social problems and their implications for macro social work practice. Critical perspectives related to social science theory will be identified, assumptions assessed, values examined, and empirical evidence analyzed. Covers theories from sociological, socio-cultural, political, economic, historical, and other perspectives. Helps students to develop their abilities to analyze and critique social problems and macro social work practice.

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SW 758. Professional Seminar II1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Professional Seminar I.

Description: Continuation of Professional Seminar I.

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SW 759. Theory I: Social Work Change Theories3 Units

Description: Provides a critical analysis of theories which seeks to explain human behavior and serves as a foundation for current clinical change interventions. Examines empirical support for and efficacy of major treatment modalities.

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SW 760. Ethics, Social Work and Society3 Units

Description: Identifies and articulates the philosophical formulations of relevant ethical traditions and their implications for social work. Examines approaches to ethical analysis and major ethical problems facing contemporary social work. Emphasizes the development of advanced ethical reasoning and decision-making skills.

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SW 761. Research in Social Work Seminar3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the qualifying examination.

Description: Facilitates the student's completion of the dissertation prospectus and the dissertation itself. Students make formal presentations on their research plans addressing available literature, measurement and methodological issues, analysis of data, limitations, and the importance of investigation.

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SW 762. Research Practicum1-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Hands-on experience in the conception and implementation of a project, and/or data collection and analysis by working directly with faculty who are engaged in research.

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SW 763. Teaching Practicum1-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Experience in planning and teaching a social work course including classroom teaching and evaluation of students' work.

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SW 764. Teaching in Social Work3 Units

Description: Engages students in the philosophy of education with emphasis on professional education, curriculum theory and social work curriculum standards, and instructional theory, methods and technology. Each student will create a social work course from initial surveying of a body of relevant literature, choosing content and conceptualizing it, developing lectures, and inventing educational tasks and assignments.

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SW 766. Doctoral Foundations1-3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Description: Preparation for entering SW doctoral students for two semesters of study of Advanced Research & Design and Analysis (ARDA I and ARDA II). A rigorous review of research conceptualization, design and sampling procedures will be a major focus of the class. Students will develop basic skills utilizing Predictive Analytics Software (PASW, formerly SPSS) and in addition to be compliant with school, university and federal standards for research by completing all required institutional Review Board (IRB) trainings.

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SW 769. Advanced Research Design and Analysis I6 Units

Description: The Integration of statistics, and quantitative and qualitative research methods includes how theoretical perspectives drive research questions, measurement concepts, sampling and research designs, and how to determine appropriate statistical procedures.

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SW 770. Advanced Research Design and Analysis II6 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 769.

Description: Doctoral students will demonstrate that they can initiate research using the conceptual, methodological, statistical, and both quantitative and qualitative research methods studied in ARDA I as needed in Social Work.

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SW 771. Advanced Research Design and Analysis III3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 769 and SW 770.

Description: Students will work one-on-one with professors in one of the following: a) guided research, b) developing detailed research agendas, or c) in-depth study of particular analytic procedures to be used in their subsequent dissertations.

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SW 772. Advanced Qualitative Research3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SW 769 and SW 770 or professor's permission.

Description: Students will learn and practice the basic elements of organizing, conducting, and disseminating qualitative research, with special attention focused upon grounded theory, ethnographies, and action research.

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SW 773. Advanced Measurement in Social Work Research3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Knowledge of univariate and bivariate stats (ARDA I & II) and mastery of SPSS stats software.

Description: The concepts, principles, and models of measurement include designing, testing and refining measurements and factor analysis, reliability and validity, measurement error, classical measurement theory, item response theory and generalizability theory.

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SW 797. Independent Study3-12 Units

Description: Independent studies for doctoral students.

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SW 798. Special Topics in Social Work1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Kent Doctoral Student, topic cleared by Director or Assistant Director.

Description: Exploration of one or more topics not covered in the regular course offerings. For students after they finish their core courses and are preparing for their comprehensive exam.

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SW 799. Dissertation1-18 Units

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of the qualifying examination and permission of dissertation director.

Description: Research on dissertation project.

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