Missouri State University

Concentration Level Curriculum

COMPETENCY

         PRACTICE BEHAVIOUR

 

Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly

  • Practice personal reflection and self-correction for professional development
  • Attend to professional roles and boundaries
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication
  • Use supervision and consultation

 

Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice


  • Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide practice;
  • Make ethical decisions by applying standards of the NASW Code of Ethics within a Family Health perspective
  • Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts
  • Apply strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions

 

Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments

 
  • Distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge, and practice wisdom within a Family Health Perspective
  • Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention and evaluation within a Family Health Perspective
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and colleagues within a Family Health Perspective

Engage diversity and difference in practice

  • Recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power within a Family Health Perspective
  • Gain sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups
  • Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of differences in shaping life experiences within a Family Health Perspective
  • View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as informants 

Advance human rights and social and economic justice

 
  • Understand and be able to articulate the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination from a Family Health Perspective
  • Advocate for human rights and soc/econ justice from a Family Health Perspective
  • Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice from a Family Health Perspective

Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research

  • Use practice experiences to inform scientific inquiry
  • Develop and apply scientific methods to social research and evaluation activities within a Family Health Perspective
  • Use research evidence to inform practice within a Family Health Perspective

Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment

  • Utilize conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention and evaluation within a Family Health Perspective
  • Critique and apply knowledge to understand person and environment within a Family Health Perspective

Engage in policy practice to advance soc and econ  well-being and deliver effective social work services

  • Analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance social well-being within a Family Health Perspective
  • Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action within a Family Health Perspective

Respond to contexts that shape practice

  • Discover, appraise, and attend to changing contexts to provide relevant services within a Family Health Perspective
  • Provide leadership in promoting changes in service delivery and practice to improve service quality within a Family Health Perspective

Engage, assess, intervene, & evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, & communities

  • Substantively and effectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities within a Family Health Perspective
  • Use empathy and other interpersonal skills within a Family Health Perspective
  • Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes within a Family Health Perspective
  • Collect, organize, and interpret client data within a Family Health Perspective
  • Assess client strengths and limitations within a Family Health Perspective
  • Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives within a Family Health Perspective
  • Select appropriate intervention strategies within a Family Health Perspective
  • Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals within a Family Health Perspective
  • Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities within a Family Health Perspective
  • Help clients resolve problems within a Family Health Perspective
  • Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients within a Family Health Perspective
  • Facilitate transitions and endings
  • Critically analyze, monitor and evaluate interventions within a Family Health Perspective