Our MPH/MSW program incorporates a public health perspective into social work practice and enables students to earn both a Master in Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Social Work (MSW). This collaborative program with the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions reduces the amount of time and credits compared to completing both programs 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.