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Department of Social Work
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Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

CSWE COURSE COMPETENCIES AND PRACTICE BEHAVIORS (P.B.)-FOUNDATION

Competency 2.1.1 - Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly
P.B. 2.1.1.F.a: Advocate for client access to the services of social work
P.B. 2.1.1.F.b: Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development

P.B. 2.1.1.F.c: Attend to professional roles and boundaries
P.B. 2.1.1.F.d: Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication

P.B. 2.1.1.F.e: Engage in career-long learning

P.B. 2.1.1.F.f: Use supervision and consultation

 
Competency 2.1.2 – Apply social work practice ethical principles to guide professional practice

P.B. 2.1.2.F.a: Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide practice

P.B. 2.1.2.F.b: Make ethical decisions by applying standards of the NASW Code of Ethics and, as applicable, International Federation of Social Worker’s/International Association of Schools of Social Work Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles

P.B. 2.1.2.F.c: Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts

P.B. 2.1.2.F.d: Apply strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions

 

Competency 2.1.3 – Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments

P.B. 2.1.3.F.a: Distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge, and practice wisdom

P.B. 2.1.3.F.b: Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation

P.B. 2.1.3.F.c: Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and colleagues

 

Competency 2.1.4 – Engage diversity and difference in practice

P.B. 2.1.4.F.a: Recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power

P.B. 2.1.4.F.b: Gain sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups

P.B. 2.1.4.F.c: Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of differences in shaping life experiences

P.B. 2.1.4.F.d: View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as informants

 
Competency 2.1.5 – Advance human rights and social and economic justice

P.B. 2.1.5.F.a: Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination

P.B. 2.1.5.F.b: Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice
P.B. 2.1.5.F.c: Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice

 

Competency 2.1.6 – Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research

P. B. 2.1.6.F.a: Use practice experience to inform scientific inquiry

P. B. 2.1.6.F.b: Use research evidence to inform practice

 

Competency 2.1.7 – Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment
P. B. 2.1.7.F.a: Utilize conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation

P. B. 2.1.7.F.b: Critique and apply knowledge to understand person and environment

 

Competency 2.1.8 – Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services

P.B. 2.1.8.F.a: Analyze, formulate and advocate for policies that advance social well-being

P. B.2.1.8.F.b: Collaboration with colleagues and clients for effective policy action

 

Competency 2.1.9 – Respond to contexts that shape practice

P.B. 2.1.9.F.a: Continuously discover, appraise, and attend to changing locales, populations, scientific and technological developments and emerging societal trends to provide relevant services

P.B. 2.1.9.F.b: Provide leadership in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services.

 

Competency 2.1.10 – Engage, with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

P.B. 2.1.10.F.a: Substantively and affectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
P.B. 2.1.10.F.b: Use empathy and other interpersonal skills
P.B. 2.1.10.F.c: Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes

 

Competency 2.1.10 – Assess with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

P.B. 2.1.10.F.d: Collect, organize, and interpret data
P.B. 2.1.10.F.e: Assess client strengths and limitations
P.B. 2.1.10.F.f: Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives
P. B. 2.1.10.F.g: Select appropriate intervention strategies

 

Competency 2.1.10 – Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

P.B. 2.1.10.F.h: Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals

P.B. 2.1.10.F.i: Implement prevention/interventions that enhance client capacities.

P.B. 2.1.10.F.j: Help clients resolve problems

P.B.2.1.10.F.k: Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients

P.B. 2.1.10.F.l: Facilitate transitions and endings

 

Competency 2.1.10 – Evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
P.B. 2.1.10.F.m: Social workers critically analyze, monitor and evaluate interventions
 




CSWE COURSE COMPETENCIES AND PRACTICE BEHAVIORS (P.B.)-CONCENTRATION

Competency 2.1.1 Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly

2.1.1.P.B.a: Facilitate access to services for client systems with human service organizations and communities;

2.1.1.P.B.b: Demonstrate self-awareness in analyzing the effectiveness of service delivery systems when working with diverse;

2.1.1. P.B.c: Practice personal reflection and self-correction in leadership roles;

2.1.1. P.B.d: Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication in leadership roles in planning and administrative practice.

Competency 2.1.2 Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.

2.1.2.P.B.a: Apply social work values and ethics in understanding increasingly complex forms and mechanism of oppression and discrimination in community and organizational settings;

2.1.2.P.B.b: Make ethical decisions by applying standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, and, as applicable, of the International Federation of Social Workers/International Association of Schools of Social Work Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles.

 

Competency 2.1.3 – Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgment.

2.1.3.P.B.a: Recognize and manage personal values in developing leadership and planning skills that guide the implementation of policy and practice in community and organizational settings;

2.1.3.P.B.b: Use critical thinking that incorporates values, current research, and multiple organizational and community theories in organizing for change.   

 

Competency 2.1.4 Engage diversity and differences in administrative practice and community organization

2.1.4.P.B.a: Recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power while engaging clients/consumers as informants;

2.1.4.P.B.: Demonstrate an understanding of leadership models and supervisory processes and methods that are sensitive to diversity within workforce settings.

 

Competency 2.1.5   Advance human rights and social and economic justice.

2.1.5.P.B.a: Identify alternatives to dominant models, including progressive approaches to social change;

2.1.5.P.B.b: Advocate for policy interventions and different strategies to address the mechanisms of oppression and discrimination in communities and organizations.

 

Competency 2.1.6 Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.

2.1.6.P.B.a: Assess community and organizational change needs using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods;

2.1.6.P.B.b: Use critical thinking skills to analyze the influence of different approaches on assessment, decision-making, policy development and implementation, program development, and change;

2.1.6.P.B.c: Use research to inform needs assessment and intervention planning in a dynamic environment attending to technological and scientific development.

Competency 2.1.7 Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment

2.1.7.P.B.a: Assess organizational and community ecosystems, identifying strengths and gaps in the web of relationships;

2.1.7.P.B.b: Use theoretical models from multiple disciplines to understand and intervene in organizations and communities.

Competency 2.1.8 Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work

2.1.8.P.B.a: Use conceptual frameworks to analyze current social problems within policy, community, and organizational arenas by utilizing relevant supervision strategies in enhancing organizational, program and client outcomes;          

2.1.8.P.B.b: Integrate policy analysis into program planning, including theoretical underpinnings to policy.

Competency 2.1.9 Respond to contexts that shape practice.

2.1.9.P.B.a: Assess the quality of clients’ interactions within their social context. Work collaboratively with others to effect systemic sustainable change;

2.1.9.P.B.b: Apply  multilayered practice to analyze the underlying assumptions of different models and approaches used in organization and community practice, including contextual realities, assess and respond to contemporary trends and issues in supervision (i.e. glass ceilings, work place diversity, affirmative action, innovative work scheduling and benefit trends).


Competency 2.1.10(a-d) – Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

Competency 2.1.10(a) – Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

2.1.10 (a).P.B. (a): Establish a relationship with organizations and communities;

2.1.10 (a).P.B. (b): Facilitate organizational and community change;

2.1.10 (a).P.B. (c): Engage organizations and communities in integration of new innovations.


Competency 2.1.10(b) – Assess with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

2.1.10 (b).P.B. (a): Conduct assessment of organizations and communities including strengths and challenges;

2.1.10 (b).P.B. (b): Develop mutually agreed upon strategies to achieve goals and objectives for organization and community change.


Competency 2.1.10(c) – Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and

Communities

2.1.10 (c).P.B. (a): Apply advanced knowledge and skills to achieve organizational and community goals;

2.1.10 (c).P.B. (b): Utilize advocacy and change strategies that empower organizations and communities.

 

Competency 2.1.10(d) – Evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

2.1.10 (d).P.B. (a): Empower communities in the evaluation of interventions;

2.1.10 (d).P.B. (b): Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions.