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Benefit from actual course content used in online and face-to-face learning in accredited social work programs. Gain an understanding of the historical origins, salary projections, education, and licensure for the social work profession. Gain empathy for professional social work and insight about the case management and counseling skills offered by the profession.
The course begins with frequently asked questions. It then covers the
The content provides a solid basis for understanding the profession as it developed over time.
Skills that will be gained
If you are new to social work and just casually interested, you will gain insight into the value of the profession and the difference between social work and other helping professions.
If you are new to social work and are thinking of making it a career, you will gain salary information, education requirements, and a view of the typical career trajectory.
If you know social work already, you will benefit from learning origin elements, ethics training, and insight on professional organizations that you often wondered about.
Features of the Course
This course is presented by a 16 year veteran social work professor. It features a basis in the science of the social work profession leading to a systematic view of professional practice. The course also presents exclusive illustrations you will only see in MAWMedia productions. Gain access to the course an the e-book version of the Introduction to Social Work text, Book 1 of 2.
You are the ideal student if you want a complete and thorough introduction to the profession of social work. If you are thinking about a career change or just starting out, this introduction can help. You may be evaluating multiple options. The content here will help you distinguish social work from other disciplines like sociology and psychology.
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|Section 1: Housekeeping & Overview|
This lecture provides an overview and expectations for the course.
|Lecture 2||27 pages|
A 52 page electronic version of the Introduction to Social Work text by Michael A. Wright, PhD, LAPSW. It is presented here for each printing with two pages per sheet. This is Book 1 exclusively for Udemy students.
|Section 2: Frequently Asked Questions|
Review an introduction to the profession of social work. Reflect on your interest in the profession.
Identify places and jobs where social workers can be found. Identify salary expectations and license requirements.
Value Integration Exercise: FAQ
|Section 3: Origins of the Social Work Profession|
Define the profession of social work through the work of two historical personalities.
Quiz 1: Flexner and Personalities
Value Integration Exercise: Flexner's Critique
Compare and contrast the work of Flexner and Greenwood. Reflect on the establishment of social work as a profession.
Quiz 3: Flexner and Greenwood
Trace the historical record utilizing the writings of Mary Richmond as a guide.
|Section 4: Social Work Ethical Code|
Identify the 6 ethical parameters that form the preamble of the social work code of ethics.
Quiz 2 NASW Ethical Parameters
List the six sections that form the complete social work code of ethics.
Quiz 4: NASW Section and Paragraphs
Value Integration Exercise: Social Work Code of Ethics
|Section 5: Social Work Education|
Explore the social work educational core.
Quiz 5: What is Social Work
Review the function of CSWE and its accreditation of social work educational programs.
Value Integration Exercise: Educational Topics
|Section 6: Attributes of the Social Work Profession|
Articulate the educational and skill-based progression of social work competency.
Define title protection and licensure as important legal functions for the profession of social work.
Value Integration Exercise: Licensure
Review multiple social work professional organizations. Identify the web locations for more information concerning the organizations.
Value Integration Exercise: Organizations
MAWMedia Group, LLC produces training in a number of areas both academic/scholarly and popular/leisure. The firm is anchored by Chairman Michael A. Wright, PhD and CEO Taunya S. Wright, RN. Taunya and Michael have over 40 years of professional experience combined. They are homeschool parents, writers, coaches, and motivators. The firm employs other trainers from time to time to create engaging training content in the areas of Faith, Beauty, Self-Care, Economics, Business, and Education.