SW 6235 Systems Redesign and Community Collaboration

The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and skills that students will need as employees, change agents, or consultants of organizations. Students are provided opportunities to increase their knowledge of organizational change to reduce secondary trauma to clients and collaboration between agencies to become more user-friendly to clients with multiple issues. In addition, students learn about their behavior and the behavior of others in the organizational setting and how that may influence clients, staff, and administration, especially those with traumatic histories. Interventions that promote safety and reduce vulnerability of clients and staff are explored and skills to effectively communicate with interdisciplinary teams are reviewed. Agency policies and procedures and advocacy strategies are examined with the goal of reducing secondary trauma. Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum.

Course details

Spring 2020
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Jan 13, 2020 - May 8, 2020
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This section is for the Fall 2019 MSW: Advanced Standing & Fall 2018 MSW: Foundation cohorts.

Social Work: Advanced Standing (MSW) - Fall 2019 Cohort
Social Work: Foundation (MSW) - Foundation Track - Fall 2018 Cohort

Course delivery

Zoom & Blackboard (eLearning)

Zoom is a desktop video conferencing system allowing for real-time interaction between instructors and students and requires access to a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam, and a headset microphone. Blackboard is a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser.


Steven Onken

Enrollment information

Cohort members may request to enroll through Continuing and Distance Education. Enrollment is limited and offered as part of a cohort program. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Rita Gutman

Continuing and Distance Education

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