Thunder Bay • Orillia

Type D: Health and Behavioural Sciences - Social Work Interviewing and Communication Skills I & II

Social Work 4407 Social Work Interviewing and Communication Skills I & II
Provides students with the opportunity to understand and learn foundational skills of communication and clinical interviewing as part of their emerging social work practice. In addition, students will learn about the professional and ethical use of self in their social work practice. One's values, attitudes and beliefs as well as an understanding, appreciation and respect for cultural diversity will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to the fundamental components of an intake/assessment interview and write-up, treatment planning, the process of change, and termination. Particular attention is devoted to the importance of the therapeutic alliance, relationship, and communication/ listening skills. Also, selected major theoretical models and evidence based theoretical concepts that enhance clinical social work practice/interviewing will be addressed. The course will also introduce students to the major mental health/clinical issues clients typically present and will discuss their impact on clinical interviewing.
Credit Weight: 1.0

Social Work 3401

Corequisite(s): Social Work 4300
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: This course is restricted to students admitted into the one-year Social Work program.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences