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Department of Social Work
1339 Wahnish Way
300 Banneker Building B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 
CSWE COURSE COMPETENCIES AND PRACTIC BEHAVIORS (P.Bs.)
 
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