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SASSĀ 620. Intervention Research for Social Work Practice. 3 Units.

This course provides a critical overview of the major theories and the body of research informing contemporary social work practice. Theories will include the foundational, such as psychodynamic, ego-psychological, ecological and systems, along with trans-theoretical and post-modern theories. The course will integrate a discussion of the history of scientific inquiry in social work, particularly focusing on practice or intervention studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Criteria for evaluating individual studies and the evidence base in specific practice areas will be included, along with material on the current state of Evidence-Based Practice. Recommended preparation: SASS 610.