Review of Generalist Practice and application of the Generalist Intervention Model (GIM)

Session II: January 28, 2015
Review of Generalist Practice and application of the Generalist Intervention Model (GIM) Review of Generalist Practice working at Micro, Mezzo and Macro levels of Practice; motivational interviewing; Discussion of social work values; resolution of ethical dilemmas.
Required Readings: Kirst-Ashman & Hull Chapters 1, 2 & 11 Walsh Chapter 11
Engagement and assessment in generalist practice; culturally competent social work practice; diversity in the United States; barriers to culturally competent social work; integrating cultural competence in the generalist intervention model (GIM); strategies for cultural competence; general intervention principles; gender sensitive social work practice; discussion of field issues.
Kirst-Ashman & Hull Chapters 5, 12 & 13
Session IV: February 11, 2015
Practice skills working with groups; discussion about theory and social work perspective on clinical theory and practice; discussion of field issues.
Required Readings: Kirst-Ashman & Hull Chapter 3 Walsh Chapters 1 & 2
Session V: February 18, 2015
Social work with group topics continued; ethical and professional guidelines for group leaders;
types of groups and stages of development ; group dynamics; group facilitator skills; discussion of field issues
Required Readings: Kirst-Ashman & Hull chapters 3 Walsh Chapters 3 & 4
Students are to select two articles within the last five years that specifically address interventions using groups (non therapeutic).
Session VI: February 25, 2015
Implementation and applications of the (GIM Model) with groups; engage in planning in mezzo practice; complexity of setting objectives in mezzo practice; planning for mezzo practice and working with group discussion of field issues.
: Kirst-Ashman & Hull Chapter 6 Walsh Chapter 6
Students are to select two articles using group work for specific conditions/issues (treatment oriented-therapeutic); discussion of field issues

Session VII: March 3, 2015, Day of Service
March 10, Spring Break!
Session VIII: March 18, 2015
Introduction to social work with families; using the Generalist Intervention Model (GIM) with families strategizing for family intervention; assessing and emphasize family strength; families communication patterns; cultural competency in working with families; macro practice and the integration of policy and practice; discussion of field issues.
Required Readings: Kirst-Ashman & Hull Chapters 9 & 10 Walsh Chapter 5
Session IX: March 25, 2015
Treatment approaches for working with families; structural family theory; structural family interventions social learning family intervention; discussion of field issues.
Required Readings: Walsh chapter 9
Aponte J. H (2009) Structural Family Interventions (pp. 117-127) & Horne M.A.
& Sayger V.T. (2009) Social Learning Family Interventions (pp.129-143) In Kilpatrick C. Allie & Holland P. Thomas .Working with Families: An Integrative Model by Level of Need. 5th edition. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
Assignment: Group proposal due 3/25/2015
Session X: April 1, 2015
Treatment approaches for working with families; psychodynamic theories II: object relation theory/ object relations family interventions; solution focused theory; solution focused family interventions; discussion of field issues.
Required Readings: Walsh Chapters 4 & 10
Koob,J.J. (2009) Solution-Focused Family Interventions (pp.147-169) &
Kilpatrick C., Trawick O.E., Object Relations Family Interventions (pp. 224- 245). In Kilpatrick C. Allie & Holland P. Thomas .Working with Families: An Integrative Model by Level of Need. 5th edition Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
Session XI: April 8, 2015
Treatment approaches for working with families; narrative theory; narrative family interventions; discussion of field
Required Readings: Walsh chapter 12
Williams R. N. (2009) Narrative Family Interventions (pp. 199-223). In
Kilpatrick C. Allie & Holland P. Thomas .Working with Families: An Integrative Model by Level of Need. 5th edition Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
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Macro Practice Skills Working with Organizations and Communities; discussion of field
: Kirst- Ashman & Hull Chapter 4
Session XIII: April 22, 2015
Evaluation, Termination and follow-up in generalist practice Presentations
: Kirst- Ashman & Hull Chapter 8
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