Social Work Skills Lab

This skill-based course is anchored in the knowledge base of generalist social work practice. Students will develop competency in performing essential social work skills via simulations, role-plays, and peer activities. These skills will be practiced in relation to vulnerable client systems, including individuals, families, and small groups within communities and organizations. Case scenarios developed for this course will focus on client diversity (e.g., age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic and citizenship status, etc.). The emphasis will be on student performance in using the engagement and intervention skills with clients who are marginalized and disadvantaged. This course provides the opportunity for students to actively engage in learning generalist practice skills through demonstration, reflection, small-group activities, and self and other assessments. Instructors will provide feedback and coaching to help students achieve the course objectives.