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School of Social Work

Graduate Courses

The School of Social Work offers the following graduate courses during the Summer. 

Please refer to LOCUS for more information and to enroll.


SOWK 500 - Human Behavior in Social Environment I

Prerequisite: Completion of Undergraduate Program, BSW Senior admitted to the 5-Year program

Session - 8W1 - June 2-August 9, 2014

Day and Time - Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

Human Behavior Social Environment I Prerequisite: Completion of Undergraduate Program, BSW Senior admitted to the 5-Year program

This course studies the life cycle of the individual from in utero through old age and death from a Biopsychosocial perspective via multiple theoretical frameworks. Individual growth and development is studied in the context of culture, race, ethnicity, social class, gender, families and other social system. Attention is also given to the impact of trauma, loss, and environmental stressors on the individual and the family.


SOWK 501 - Human Behavior in Social Environment II

Prerequisite: SOWK 500

Session 8W1
June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Monday - 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Session 6W2
June 30 - August 8, 2014

Day and Time
Tuesday and Thursday - 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course focuses on deepening the student's knowledge of human behavior. Maladaptive patterns of adult psychological functioning are examined.


SOWK 502 - Ethnicity, Race & Culture

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (in person session)

ONLINE section- TBD

Location - Water Tower Campus and Online

Description

This course explores diversity in a global environment characterized by color, ethnicity, culture, national origin, class, gender, age, religion, physical or mental ability, gender identity and sexuality.  Students will effectively analyze and assess the cultural and institutional context of social justice issues.


SOWK 503 - Social Work with Individuals & Families I

Prerequisite: Completion of Undergraduate Program, BSW Senior admitted to the 5-Year program

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

Theory for social work practice is studied, using an integrated social systems and biopsychosocial model. The student is introduced to the profession through its history, its conceptual development and through an examination of the values, knowledge and skills which characterize it. The course content focuses on the worker/client relationship and development of assessment, intervention and evaluation skills.


SOWK 504 - Social Work with Individuals & Families II

Prerequisite: SOWK 503, BSW Senior admitted to the 5-Year program

Session 8W1
June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Session 6W2
June 30 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Tuesday and Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course is concerned with social work as intervention with clients. The focus of the course is on individualized treatment planning and execution, based on diagnosis and the social worker's disciplined use of professional skills.


SOWK 505 - Social Work Practice with Groups

Prerequisite: SOWK 503 or concurrent enrollment with SOWK 503

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Tuesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday - 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course presents theoretical approaches to social work with small groups, with particular emphasis on the dynamics of small group process and appropriate worker intervention.


SOWK 506 - Social Work Research

Prerequisite: Statistics with a grade of C or higher

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Monday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

The social work profession depends on knowledge-generating activities using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. In recognition of these needs, this sequence is designed to enable students to prepare for three roles: 1) a competent evaluator of one's own practice and programs; 2) a responsible and critical consumer of social work research; and 3) an active participant in knowledge-generating inquiries.


SOWK 507 - Social Welfare and Social Work

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Monday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course examines social welfare problems, the system of social welfare, and its interrelationships with direct practice and the delivery of services. Particular emphasis is placed on the examination of different political and economic conceptions, as well as the ways in which they shape social programs and social work practice.


SOWK 509 - Policies and Strategies for Community Intervention

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Monday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m or 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course provides a review of community organization theory and practice at both the macro and micro levels. Basic models of community organization theory and practice are highlighted, including locality development, social planning, and social action as well as major policy issues that relate to communities. Special attention is given to the historical base of community organization in America, citizen/consumer participation, volunteerism, assessment of community needs, impact of racism, and community work and intervention techniques. Students will examine the range of social work roles and functioning in community organization practice from the personal individual participant perspective to the social worker/ professional organizer perspective, and as a policy-maker.


  Advanced 600 & 700 Level Courses


SOWK 603  - Brief Treatment

Prerequisite: 500 level courses except for SOWK 506 and SOWK 509; Completion of 1st level internship (SWFI 530, SWFI 530S, SWFI 531) or concurrent enrollment with SWFI 531.

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Tuesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This seminar builds on the student's knowledge of short-term treatment, expanding this knowledge and skill toward understanding, and the practice of brief treatment as a modality of social work intervention. It examines the essential components of brief treatment: selection of clients, goals, focus, treatment approaches and techniques. Differences and common elements of three approaches to brief treatment (task-centered, crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy) are explored and related to social work practices with individual clients. Special consideration is given to the dynamics of the first interview with clients. Emphasis is placed on integrating theory with practice skill through the use of current clinical material from the student's fieldwork course.


SOWK 606  - Practice in Research

Prerequisite:500 level courses except for SOWK 509; SOWK 506 must come before SOWK 606; Completion of 1st level internship(SWFI 530, SWFI 530S, , and SWFI 531) or concurrent enrollment with SWFI 531,

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course builds on foundation content offered in Methods of Social Work Research (SOWK 506) and in other areas of the curriculum, including field instruction courses. The course develops the students' integration of research and practice, builds on students' understanding of research paradigms, and adds to their skills in analyzing research studies using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The basic thrust of the course is to provide students with an initial or continuing experience of designing social work research with an emphasis on evaluation.


SOWK 608  - Social Work and Law

Prerequisite:500 level courses except for SOWK 506 and SOWK 509; Completion of 1st level internship (SWFI 530, SWFI 530S, and SWFI 531) or concurrent enrollment with SWFI531.

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course provides an overview and analysis of the relationship between the disciplines of social work and law. Through lecture and discussion, students acquire a framework for comprehending and analyzing laws that affect individual clients and groups with whom and on whose behalf social workers advocate. Students learn to critically examine the function of law in society, with an emphasis on criminal and juvenile justice; child welfare; domestic violence; and confidentiality and mandated reporting. The course is designed to help students master the use of law as a tool of social work practice and social justice. In addition, students learn to use legal materials and to understand legal references in social work materials.


SOWK 610F  - Social Policy and Practice/Families

Prerequisite:500 level courses except for SOWK 506 and SOWK 509; Completion of 1st level internship (SWFI 530, SWFI 530S, and SWFI 531) or concurrent enrollment with SWFI531.

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This advanced course focuses on the interface between children, adolescents, and families as well as the ecosystem. Particular attention is given to the major social institutions influencing children, adolescents, and families: schools, the workplace, the economy, child welfare, health care, and religion. This course content considers the response of families, communities, and organizations to new legislation, changing policy and social trends that impact on their day-to-day existence. Diversity in racial, ethnic, class, sexual orientations, and family composition are addressed in relation to children, families and social institutions as well as policies.


SOWK 610H  - Social Policy and Practice/Health/Mental Health

Prerequisite:500 level courses except for SOWK 506 and SOWK 509; Completion of 1st level internship (SWFI 530, SWFI 530S, and SWFI 531) or concurrent enrollment with SWFI531.

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Tuesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course focuses on the interface between persons with mental health problems and the service delivery systems which provide them with care. The course is designed to ensure that students selecting this focus have an opportunity to apply critical thinking skills in the consolidation of previously learned material, as well as the use of previous learning in new and more complex situations. Course material deals with the impact of new legislation, changing policy, prevention, and social trends on individuals who suffer from mental health as well as their families, communities, and organizations that serve them.
The course concerns itself with policy development and change, and provides students with experience(s) in integrating the basic areas of social work practice, research, HBSE, methods, and policy in examining their own practice roles currently and in the future.


SOWK 612 - Family Assessment and Intervention

Prerequisite:500 level courses except for SOWK 506 and SOWK 509; Completion of 1st level internship (SWFI 530, SWFI 530S, and SWFI 531) or concurrent enrollment with SWFI531.

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Tuesday - 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the field of family assessment  and intervention. It provides a base of selected theoretical concepts and practice techniques which may be utilized to assess family functioning, organize therapeutic systems and facilitate processes of family development and positive change.


SOWK 615 - Adolescent Client: Diagnosis and Treatment

Prerequisite:500 level courses except for SOWK 506 and SOWK 509; Completion of 1st level internship (SWFI 530, SWFI 530S, and SWFI 531) or concurrent enrollment with SWFI531.

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course emphasizes knowledge of critical dimensions of adolescent ego development (normal and pathogenic) and draws primarily from analytic ego psychological theory. The vicissitudes of therapeutic relationships with adolescents are explored, focusing on stages in the treatment process, the modes of expression available to clinicians, and clinicians' differential judgments regarding technique and communication. While a psychodynamic approach is emphasized within the context of an individual treatment model, some issues relative to family and group psychotherapy will be addressed.


SOWK 620 - Clinical Social Work Practice with Children

Prerequisite:500 level courses except for SOWK 506 and SOWK 509; Completion of 1st level internship (SWFI 530, SWFI 530S, and SWFI 531) or concurrent enrollment with SWFI531.

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This course is designed to help students attain a mastery of the central concepts in direct social work treatment of children. The course begins with an overview of the major mental disorders from which children suffer, and then covers interviewing skills and formulating diagnosis and treatment plans with children. Students are introduced to the various modalities available for clinical social work practice with children, and different theoretical models that have been developed for understanding and treating children.


SOWK 713 - Nonprofit Management

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Online - TBD

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

While nonprofits have been the focus of intense controversy over the years they continue to be one of society’s most treasured and distinguished resources in operation today. These organizations provide not only basic human needs, but also a means to enhance and expand the public discourse on social issues throughout the United States. This course will examine the history, growth and evolution of the nonprofit sector and explore critical management, leadership and institutional development issues.


SOWK 722 - Introduction to Alcohol and Drugs Disorders

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Monday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This foundation-level course will inform students about the prevalence of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and how they are implicated in the broad spectrum of social work practice. Students will review the history, epidemiology and pharmacology of alcohol and other common drugs of abuse. The etiology of SUD Abuse and Dependence will be discussed, including the primary, progressive, multi-dimensional nature of addictive diseases. The importance of relevant social systems (e.g., family, work, and community/society) and spirituality in addiction and recovery will be discussed. The role of the social worker in a multi-disciplinary approach to SUD prevention and treatment will be considered. This course is a prerequisite for SOWK 723 and SOWK 724.


SOWK 723 - Clinical Practice in Addiction

Prerequisite: SOWK 722

Session - 8W1 - June 3 - August 9, 2013

Day and Time
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus

Description

This advanced-level course will prepare students to perform the key clinical tasks associated with counseling clients affected by Substance Use Disorders (SUD).  These key clinical tasks conform to the “AODA Counselor Core Functions and Skills” articulated by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium and its members, including the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board (IAODAPCA).  The Core Functions and Skills include: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling (individual, family and group), case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and recordkeeping, consultation with other professionals and intervention (via workplace, legal system and schools).


Graduate Field Instruction Courses

**Must be enrolled as a Loyola School of Social Work MSW Student

SWFI 530 - Field Instruction I**

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
TBD

Location - Water Tower Campus


SWFI 530S - Integrative Practice Seminar I**

Must be concurrently enrolled in SWFI 530

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Monday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday – 9:00a.m -12:30 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus


SWFI 531 - Field Instruction II**

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
TBD

Location - Water Tower Campus


SWFI 630 - Field Instruction III**

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
TBD

Location - Water Tower Campus


SWFI 631 - Field Instruction IV**

Session
8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
TBD

Location - Water Tower Campus


SWFI 631S - Integrative Practice Seminar**

Must be concurrently enrolled in SWFI 631

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
Tuesday -12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday – 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Thursday - 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Location - Water Tower Campus


SOWK 690 - Independent Study**

Session - 8W1 - June 2 - August 9, 2014

Day and Time
TBD

Location - Water Tower Campus


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