Stratford can help you learn more about how to become a social worker by providing instruction on psychology and human behavior as it applies to a broad range of social work careers, in particular, for a career as a social work assistant.
Becoming a social worker usually involves getting a college degree. So, before you spend thousands of dollars on expensive college tuition, let Stratford first help you determine if social work careers are for you.
Psychology/Social Work Module 1
Success in Society: Studies in Human Relations • The Foundations of Human Behavior and Socialization
• Social Issues in General
• Social Issues in the Workplace
• Attitudes That Promote Human Relations Success
• Stress and Frustration
• Common Errors in Workplace Social Interactions
Psychology/Social Work Module 2
Social Psychology Part 1 • Introduction to Social Psychology
• Doing Social Psychology Research
• The Social Self
• Self-Concept, Self-Esteem and Self-Presentation
• Perceiving Persons
• Observation, Attribution and Integration
• Confirmation Bias
• Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Psychology/Social Work Module 3
Social Psychology Part 2 • Attitudes
• Persuasion by Communication and by Action
• Compliance and Obedience
• Group processes
• Cooperation and Competition
Psychology/Social Work Module 4
Social Psychology Part 3 • Attraction and Close Relationships
• Helping Others
• Applying Social Psychology to Law
• Applying Social Psychology to Business
• Applying Social Psychology to Health
Psychology/Social Work Module 5 The Profession of Social Work • The History of Social Work and Social Welfare
• Educating for Social Work
• Social Work Practice in the New Millennium
• Professional Credentials and Regulations
• Social Work Organizations
• Values and Ethics for Social Work Practice
• The Strengths Perspective
• Evidence-Based Practice
• Improving the Scientific Base of Social Work Practice
• Contemporary Issues in Social Work
Psychology/Social Work Module 6
Becoming a Helper • Are the Helping Professions for You?
• Getting the Most from Your Education and Training
• Common Concerns of Beginning Helpers
• Theory Applied to Practice
• The Helping Process
• Understanding Diversity
• Knowing Your Values
• Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpers
• Managing Boundary Issues
• Working in the Community and with Groups
• Stress, Burnout, and Self-Care
This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment in learning more about becoming a social worker. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
"This course has given me the full picture of what I'm going to face in the field of Psychology/Social Work. The program was wonderful, and I feel confident in and proud of my achievements through Stratford Career Institute."
"My experience with this course has been great. I got good grades and was able to complete it on my own time between all my jobs. I'm hopeful that I will find a job in this field thanks to this course."