Intervention Theories and Practice Methods

Clinical practice students are required to take a two-quarter course sequence in one practice method, one course emphasizing conceptual foundations and the other course emphasizing applications and at least one additional course in a different practice method. Practice methods include cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic perspectives.  It is strongly recommended that students take a conceptual foundations course before an applications course in cognitive-behavioral and family systems methods. In any case, a foundation course must always be part of the two-course methods sequence chosen. 

  1. Practice Method: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches   

Foundation

40403 Fundamentals of Behavioral Therapy: Contemporary Approaches 
40404 Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches: Children & Families*
40922 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Theory and Practice* 

Applications

43800 Skills for Conducting Psychotherapy with Chronically Distressed Persons
61812 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Vulnerable Populations
63700 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

       

  1. Practice Method: Family Systems Approaches 

Foundation

40800 Family Systems Approaches to Practice

Applications

41700 Clinical Treatment of Abusive Family Systems
40212 Couples Therapy
60612 Systemic Family Intervention for Specific Populations

                                               

  1. Practice Method: Psychodynamic Approaches 

Foundation

41000 Psychodynamic Practice Methods I   

Applications

41100 Psychodynamic Practice Methods II (Students must take 41000 before 41100)
42800 Clinical Intervention with Socially Vulnerable Clients 

A one-quarter course in Comparative Perspectives in Social Work Practice (42401), or  The Practice of Group Work (41500) or Theoretical Foundations of Social Work Practice with Groups (62312) can also be taken to fulfill the one-quarter course requirement.
*   Can count as either conceptual foundations or an applications course.