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Professional use of Self

Semester: 
2019 Summer-II
Course Number: 
SOWO 769
Level: 
MSW

This practice course will explore students’ professional use of self in clinical practice. Using the Satir Growth Model framework, students will examine how their personal characteristics and experiences shape their clinical work.

Specifically, students will explore how their clinical work will be impacted by their personality, self-esteem, coping styles, beliefs, values, boundaries, self-care, communication strategies, family rules, and countertransference. Students will also examine how clinical work shapes clinicians’ development, and how self-care is vital to the maintenance of a congruent therapeutic practice.

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