The University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare offers a 2 year study program that leads to an MSW degree and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The MSW course program covers the training of social workers in a wide variety of professional leadership positions and also in advanced practice roles.
All students will become knowledgeable in social and psychological concerns, the overall organization of social services and also social welfare policies.
By using skills of critical inquiry and their specialized knowledge and theory, graduates will become adept at applying specific intervention methods. The course concentrates on teaching individual development and family development with any ethnic or cultural factors involved. Students become versed in policy and the government of social services and also gain knowledge of research strategy in any program development and the evaluation of such programs. (more…)
A common comment made by social workers, psychologists and mental health counselors is that clients often prefer to blame others rather than to change. It is easier to look outside rather than inside. When we want to figure out why things aren’t working there seem to be so many external factors that are the reason. “He doesn’t listen to me.” ” They won’t include me and this means I’m all alone.” ” I give at work my best but am never appreciated.” All these seem to make sense and in fact, may be partially true. But, that still leaves out one’s own interactions out of the situation. (more…)