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Psychology/Social Work

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
Conformity
Compliance and Obedience
Group processes
Cooperation and Competition

Psychology/Social Work Module 4
Social Psychology Part 3

Attraction and Close Relationships
Helping Others
Aggression
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.
Psychology/Social Work Course

I completed my course with loads of knowledge and a full understanding and appreciation of the area of my studies.

C.B. - Ontario

I enjoyed the reading material. It is written in a way that I found educational yet entertaining.

G.M. Alberta