Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2006/2007
Canadian Excellence

Social Work

As one of the modern helping disciplines, social work fulfills a strategic function in the field of social services. The social work profession is concerned with the wide range of human and environmental factors, and processes that influence social functioning in contemporary life. It seeks to alleviate and prevent personal and social problems experienced by individuals, families, groups and communities, and to contribute to constructive institutional change and development.

The educational program of the faculty is designed to prepare specially qualified personnel for the many forms of direct clinical and community practice, and for the related professional functions of policy development, planning, administration and research. In all of these areas there is a growing demand, in both governmental and voluntary sectors, for social workers who possess advanced, theoretical knowledge and specialized practice competence.

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Full-time Faculty PhD Cognate Faculty at Laurier Cognate Faculty Part-time Faculty
  • Janos Botschner, PhD (Guelph)
  • Jon Boyd, MSW (WLU)
  • Sandra Campbell, PhD (WLU)
  • Nancy Freymond, MSW (WLU)
  • Jill Grant, MSW (WLU)
  • Heather Hair, MA (WLU) ; MSC (Guelph)
  • gus hill, MSW (WLU)
  • Angela Hovey, MSW (WLU)
  • Jonathan Lomotey, MA (WLU)
  • Shehenaz Manji, MSW (WLU)
  • Susan Neeb, MSW (WLU)
  • Marg Notar, MSW (WLU)
  • Nancy Riedel Bowers, PhD (WLU)
  • Kate Ross-Rudow, MSW (WLU)
  • Barbara Schwarzentruber, MSW (WLU)
  • Kristina Trim, MA (McMaster)
  • Kristin Trotter, PhD (WLU)
  • Wanda wagler-martin, MSW (WLU)
  • Margriet Wright, MSW (WLU)

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
SK500 Human Development in Context 0.5
SK501 Community Interventions: Theory and Practice Essentials 0.5
SK504 Research Methods in Social Work [1] 0.5
SK507 Diversity, Marginalisation and Oppression 0.5
SK508 Reflective Group and Community Practice 0.5
SK509 Clinical Social Work Practice with Groups 0.5
SK522 Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals 0.5
SK531 Social Welfare Seminar 0.5
SK534 Tutorial 0.5
SK541 Practicum I 0.5
SK549 Special Summer Practicum 0.5
SK552 Clinical Social Work Practice with Families 0.5
SK607 Community Research and Data Analysis 0.5
SK608 Community Capacity Building 0.5
SK609 Program Development and Social Planning 0.5
SK610 Social Change and Social Action 0.5
SK615 Clinical Social Work Research and Data Analysis 0.5
SK619 Family Violence 0.5
SK620 Marital and Couple Counselling 0.5
SK621 Use of Self 0.5
SK622 International Placement: Self, Identity and Diversity 0.5
SK624 Feminist Clinical Practices 0.5
SK625 Social Work with Separated, Divorced and Reconstituted Families 0.5
SK628 Cultural Camp 0.5
SK629 Values and Ethical Issues in Contemporary Social Work 0.5
SK632 Treatment Issues 0.5
SK633 Social Welfare Seminar 0.5
SK634 Tutorial 0.5
SK635 Indigenous Knowledges and Theory 0.5
SK641 Social Policy Analysis 0.5
SK642 Research Methods, Design and Analysis 0.5
SK643 Practicum II 0.5
SK644 Aboriginal Kinship Structures and Social Work Practice 0.5
SK645 Indigenous Research Methodologies 0.5
SK646 Wholistic Healing Practices 0.5
SK647 Elders' Teaching and Indigenous Identity 0.5
SK648 Elders' Teaching and Self-Reflection 0.5
SK649 Advanced Standing Practicum 0.5
SK651 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals 0.5
SK652 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Families 0.5
SK653 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Groups 0.5
SK655 Psychoanalytic Theory 0.5
SK657 Treatment of Children and Adolescents 0.5
SK658 Social Work Practice with Older Adults 0.5
SK659 Human Sexuality 0.5
SK660 Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism, and Social Work Practice 0.5
SK663 Treatment of Child, Adolescent and Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 0.5
SK664 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Social Work Practice 0.5
SK665 Aboriginal Issues 0.5
SK666 Alternative Social Work Interventions 0.5
SK667 Play Therapy 0.5
SK675 The Third World and Social Work Practice 0.5
SK677 The Therapeutic Process 0.5
SK679 Managing Social Service Agencies 0.5
SK680 Advanced Social Policy: Creating Change in Government 0.5
SK681 Services to Families with Children-at-Risk 0.5
SK682 Advanced Social Service Management 0.5
SK688 Social Work in Health Care Settings 0.5
SK689 Women and Social Policy 0.5
SK692 Women's Issues in Social Work 0.5
SK694 Social Work and the Law 0.5
SK695 Poverty in Canada and its Implications for Social Work 0.5
SK696 Mediation in Social Work Practice 0.5
SK698 Thesis 0.0
SK699 Fundamental Statistical Methods for Social Work Research 0.5
SK701 Multivariate Analysis for Social Work Research 0.5
SK702 Advanced Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Work Research 0.5
SK711 The Study of Treatment of Families I 0.5
SK712 The Study of Treatment of Families II 0.5
SK714 Advanced Groupwork I 0.5
SK715 Advanced Groupwork II 0.5
SK718 Advanced Studies in Social Work and Related Disciplines I 0.5
SK719 Advanced Studies in Social Work Related Disciplines II 0.5
SK721 Child Welfare as a Field for Social Work Practice 0.5
SK722 Aging as a Context for Social Work Practice 0.5
SK723 Mental Health as a Context for Social Work Practice 0.5
SK731 Advanced Studies in Social Planning 0.5
SK732 Advanced Studies in Community Development 0.5
SK734 Current Issues in Community Development 0.5
SK735 Advanced Studies in Policy Analysis 0.5
SK736 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Social Policy 0.5
SK737 Advanced Studies in Organizational Theory 0.5
SK738 Advanced Studies in Social Administration 0.5
SK741 Study of Treatment of Individuals I 0.5
SK742 Study of Treatment of Individuals II 0.5
SK743 Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory 0.5
SK751 Advanced Readings in Social Work Practice 0.5
SK752 Advanced Readings in Social Policy 0.5
SK753 Advanced Readings in Research Methods 0.5
SK754 Classical Literature in Social Work 0.5
SK755 Social Work Education: History and Current Themes 0.5
SK756 Teaching Teachers to Teach 0.5
SK790 Social Work Thought and Theory Development 0.5
SK791 Epistemology and the Nature of Social Work Knowledge 0.5
SK802 Evaluation of Social Work Programs and Services 0.5
SK803 Clinical Research Methods 0.5
SK805 Applied Qualitative Research Methods 0.5
SK806 Advanced Multivariate Models 0.5
SK807 Advanced Doctoral Research Seminar 0.5
SK808 Practicum I 0.5
SK809 Practicum II 0.5
SK810 Practicum III 0.5
SK893 Comprehensive Examination 0.0
SK899 PhD Dissertation 0.0

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. New course description and title approved by Senate March 6/07