“I think trauma is the link between the majority of the work that social workers and public health practitioners do. If you work with people, you work with trauma; that’s just how it is, whether you’re a counselor or a health policy maker." - Lauren Kroening, MPH/MSW '16
This course provides a general introduction to the major
theories of human behavior and knowledge about life span
development that are the foundation for current social work
practice. Specifically, this course will cover major theoretical
approaches including, but not limited to: (1) learning theories,
(2) psychoanalytic theories, (3) cognitive theories, (4) general
systems and ecological theories and (5) theories on resilience.
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.