SW 525 Interventions in Intimate Relationships

3 credits

The competent social work practitioner is able to apply the necessary interpersonal skills to effect change in a variety of settings. The goals of this course are to expose the professional social work practitioner to the broad range of clinical interventions that are available for working with couples. The field of couple’s therapy is best conceived as a variant or sub-type of family therapy. This course has the aim of bringing together detailed specifications of the major models of couples therapy, as well as the strategies and techniques that have grown from these models and can clinically assist the distressed couple.