Developing in-depth knowledge of social and legal systems. Improving understanding of organizational and human behavior. Implementing changes to improve the lives of individuals and communities. It's how our graduates lead the charge to improve social policy and law. Through our dual degree program, students earn a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the SUNY Buffalo Law School and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the UB School of Social Work. The collaborative program reduces the total time and credits compared to completing each degree separately.
Interventions I introduces students to professional social work practice that is evidence-based, is trauma-informed, and incorporates a human rights perspective. The course focuses on: (1) engaging a client system in a relationship, (2) assessing the problem situation, (3) setting intervention goals and objectives, (4) selecting effective implementation strategies, (5) evaluating the results of interventions and (6) terminating the client-worker relationship. The contribution of this course to the overall core foundation/advanced curriculum will be addressed.
Co-requisite: SW 550 Field Instruction I
Receiving a grade lower than a B- in this course will prevent you from continuing in your Foundation field placement. See the description of SW 550-551 for details.