SW631 DSW Proseminar I: Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for Translation

3 credits

This proseminar integrates knowledge acquired in previous coursework, and is the first step in students’ multi-semester capstone projects. Students will identify interventions that have sufficient evidence of effectiveness or are recommended by relevant organizations to address specific problems. Using theories, models, and conceptual frameworks as a basis for implementation planning, students will recognize and critically assess client, organizational, community, and/or policy factors that affect the translation of evidence into practice. Students will also formulate evidence-informed implementation research questions and hypotheses that will be used to guide continued capstone project development and incorporate a trauma-informed human rights (TIHR) perspective. Emphasis will be placed on continued engagement with professional collaboration networks (PCNs) and other key stakeholders in identifying and assessing evidence-to-practice gaps.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe evidence-based interventions that will be translated into practice,and their relationship to specific problems;
  2. Describe evidence-to-practice knowledge gaps pertaining to defined interventions;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply theories and models to identify potential influencers of implementation outcomes;
  4. Use implementation frameworks to identify and critically assess barriers and facilitators to the adoption and use of evidence-based interventions within the context of a TIHR perspective;and5.Formulate research questions and hypotheses that examine the implementation strategies, how the context shapes the implementation strategies, and/or implementation outcomes.