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Department of Social Work

Mission:

The goal of the Program is to train entry-level social workers for generalist practice. The program defines "generahst social work" as a comprehensive orientation to all client problems, and a comprehensive approach to the range of client systems.

The Program prepares entry-level social workers for competency in a wide variety of problem areas, across a wide range of client systems, across diverse populations and using a broad theoretical base for practice, encompasses a comprehensive theoretical perspective as a foundation to explore the various systems that influence client's lives and to pursue additional areas of knowledge that will facilitate serving clients' needs.

The generalize perspective includes general systems theory and the ecological model, the general problem-solving mode, crisis intervention, family systems, feminist social work case management, research and evaluation, and policy and organizational analysis.

For more information, please visit the Department of Social Work's website. 

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