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Courses

Below you will find the current coures offerings listed by semeseter and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@simmons.edu or 617-521-2111.

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Summer 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/31/2014 03:35AM

Study Abroad

SA 101 - Study Abroad

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Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 37 Yes 0.00

Sociology

SOCI 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department.

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Valerie Leiter Wcls 0 Yes 4.00
02 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Saher Selod Wcls 0 Yes 4.00

SOCI 370 - Internship

4 or 8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Includes weekly seminar.

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01 05/12/2014 -
07/31/2014
N/A N/A N/A Valerie Leiter Open 30 Yes 4.00

Special Needs Educ

SPND 416 - Applied Research II

Requires students to plan, implement, and write in publishable format a research project demonstrating the delivery of effective service to learner(s) with special needs. Cameron, Gould.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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04 04/30/2014 -
07/30/2014
Wednesday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Jacquelyn MacDonald Open 6 No 4.00
05 04/29/2014 -
07/29/2014
Tuesday

08:00AM-
11:00AM
N/A
Allen Karsina Open 19 No 4.00
06 04/28/2014 -
08/04/2014
Monday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Allen Karsina Open 7 No 4.00
36 04/27/2014 -
06/29/2014
Sunday

03:00PM-
07:00PM
N/A
Erin Leif Open 19 No 4.00

SPND 420 - Introduction to Assistive Technology

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
BL 07/22/2014 -
08/05/2014
Tuesday

Tuesday

01:00PM-
04:00PM
01:00PM-
04:00PM
LEF
L003
LEF
L003
Ms. Madalaine K. Pugliese Open 2 No 2.00

SPND 422 - Differentiating Instruction Using Technology Across the Curriculum

4 sem. hrs. Explores strategies to incorporate assistive special education technology into classrooms and learners' individualized educational programs. Provides real-world experiences, resources, and skill development in the latest software, adaptive equipment, and best practices. Explores readily implemented practical solutions for inclusive classrooms. Pugliese.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits
02BL 08/01/2014

08/02/2014

08/15/2014

08/16/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
LEF
L003
LEF
L003
LEF
L003
LEF
L003
Jennifer Edge-Savage Open 5 No 4.00
15BL 04/04/2014

04/05/2014

05/16/2014

05/17/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jennifer Edge-Savage Open 3 No 4.00
60BL 05/30/2014

05/31/2014

06/13/2014

06/14/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms. Madalaine K. Pugliese Open 7 No 4.00
BL 07/25/2014

07/26/2014

08/22/2014

08/23/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
LEF
L003
LEF
L003
LEF
L003
LEF
L003
Jennifer Edge-Savage Open 2 No 4.00

SPND 423 - Multimedia to Create Curriculum Interventions

Prereq.: SPED 422 or consent of the department. Explores how multimedia can serve to create software activities to adapt the curriculum and for making portfolio templates that document learning. Uses authoring technologies to create custom lessons and to design electronic portfolios for performance-based authentic assessment. Designs alternate assessment methods with customized rubrics to show what individual learners achieve. Pugliese.

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Credits
60 06/27/2014

06/28/2014

06/29/2014

07/11/2014

07/12/2014

07/13/2014

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Robert Tucker Open 6 No 4.00

SPND 442 - Analysis of Behavior: Principles and Classroom Applications

4 sem. hrs. Introduces behavior modification and operant techniques, including clarification of more commonly used terms, with specific reference to application in the classroom. Provides overview of procedures and practices successful in schools, communities, and work settings. Requires fieldwork. Axe.

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05 04/28/2014 -
08/04/2014
N/A N/A N/A Allen Karsina Open 30 No 4.00

SPND 444 - Special Education Laws & Regulations For Teachers & Administrators

2 sem. hrs. Offers an examination of the historical, philosophical, legal and ethical perspectives of educational services for learners with special needs. Reviews the statutory and regulatory foundations pertaining to children and youth with disabilities. Key judicial interpretations of those policies will also be reviewed. Students are not required to have a background in law. Blume.

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01 05/20/2014 -
06/03/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

04:00PM-
08:00PM
MCB
W205
Allan Sheridan Blume Open 1 No 2.00

SPND 445 - Individualized Education Program: Strategies for Development, Interpretation & Implementation

2 sem. hrs. Prereq. SPND 444. Offers an examination of the legal requirements as well as the process for the development, implementation and interpretation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP forms the basis for the provision of specially designed instruction to students with special needs who are eligible for special education under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Analysis of IEP meeting procedures and protocols are also integral to this course. Blume.

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Consent
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01 06/10/2014 -
06/24/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

04:00PM-
08:00PM
MCB
W205
Allan Sheridan Blume Wcls 0 No 2.00

SPND 446 - Learners with Special Needs

4 sem. hrs. Explores major areas of special needs and examines issues unique to the delivery of service to learners with special needs, including assessment strategies, equipment adaptation, materials, and parent/professional relations. Focuses on language development and communication problems. Requires fieldwork. Evans, Hardin.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 07/07/2014 -
08/06/2014
Monday, Wednesday

04:00PM-
08:00PM
MCB
W206
Jane Hardin Open 4 No 4.00
02 07/07/2014 -
08/06/2014
Monday, Wednesday

04:00PM-
08:00PM
MCB
C120
Mary Lou McDonough Open 7 No 4.00

SPND 447 - Assessment and Curriculum Modification And Development for Learners With Severe Disabilities

4 sem. hrs. Examines curriculum development, assessment techniques, and teaching/learning procedures to plan instructional programs in major life skills areas. Emphasizes analyzing functional tasks and developing individualized educational programs for implementation in general education classrooms and settings. Requires fieldwork. Lenane.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits
04 05/01/2014 -
07/31/2014
Thursday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Kevin Stephen Lenane Open 6 No 4.00
05 04/29/2014 -
07/29/2014
Tuesday

08:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Nancy Cullion Open 7 No 4.00
06 04/29/2014 -
07/29/2014
Tuesday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Kevin Stephen Lenane Open 5 No 4.00

SPND 448 - Foundations of Transition Education & Services

Examines employment opportunities and support services available to citizens with severe disabilities. Involves job inventories in local industry and analysis of the prerequisite skills in such areas as functional academics, language, hygiene, motor skills, interpersonal skills, transportation, and money management. Includes placement and supervision of learners in worksites. Requires fieldwork. Blume, Williams.

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Credits
01 07/11/2014

07/12/2014

08/08/2014

08/09/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
MCB
W206
MCB
W206
MCB
W206
MCB
W206
Ms Elizabeth R. Williams Open 11 No 2.00
04 05/02/2014

05/03/2014

06/06/2014

06/07/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms Elizabeth R. Williams Open 6 No 2.00
05BL 05/10/2014

05/17/2014

05/31/2014

06/14/2014

06/21/2014

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

09:00AM-
01:00PM
09:00AM-
01:00PM
09:00AM-
01:00PM
09:00AM-
01:00PM
09:00AM-
01:00PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms Elizabeth R. Williams Open 8 No 2.00
06 04/29/2014 -
06/10/2014
Tuesday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Ms Elizabeth R. Williams Open 8 No 2.00

SPND 458 - Curriculum Access Using Assistive Technology Devices for Learners With Special Needs

Prereq.: SPED 422 or consent of the department. Teaches a range of low-tech and technology-based solutions that enable a learner to access the curriculum and function at an optimal level in the classroom as mandated by legislation supporting learners with special needs in public education. Pugliese.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
60 07/18/2014

07/19/2014

07/20/2014

08/01/2014

08/02/2014

08/03/2014

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sarah Noyes Gorham Open 7 No 4.00

SPND 475 - Evaluation of Educational Software and Internet Resources for Curriculum Support

Prereq.: SPED 422 or consent of the department. Examines educational software including reference materials, simulations, tools, problem solving, early learning, and drill and practice. Develops evaluation criteria for software and Web sites. Explores the roles of learner and teacher and how computers can facilitate research, organization, and problem solving. Teaches selection of appropriate educational software and Web sites to integrate into curriculum. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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60 05/16/2014

05/17/2014

05/18/2014

06/06/2014

06/07/2014

06/08/2014

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Brenda Doucette Open 7 No 4.00

Social Work

SW 251 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

4 sem. hrs. These two courses allow students to participate in the in-depth study of the physical, psychological, social, and cultural forces impacting the growth and development of individuals within the context of their families, communities, and society. Using a life span approach, a social work strengths perspective, and a person-in-environment framework, the first semester covers the prenatal period through the school-aged child while the second semester covers adolescence through the aging years and death.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/13/2014 -
06/19/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

08:30AM-
11:45AM
PCB
P208
Katherine J. Jungreis Open 14 No 4.00

SW 252 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

4 sem. hrs. These two courses allow students to participate in the in-depth study of the physical, psychological, social, and cultural forces impacting the growth and development of individuals within the context of their families, communities, and society. Using a life span approach, a social work strengths perspective, and a person-in-environment framework, the first semester covers the prenatal period through the school-aged child while the second semester covers adolescence through the aging years and death.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 06/24/2014 -
07/31/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

08:30AM-
11:45AM
PCB
P208
Denise E Hildreth
Christine McKenna Lok
Open 16 No 4.00

SW 351 - Social Work Practice I

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/13/2014 -
06/19/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:45AM-
03:00PM
PCB
P208
Allyson Nichelle Livingstone Open 16 No 4.00

SW 352 - Social Work Practice II: Work with Individuals & Families

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 06/24/2014 -
07/31/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:45AM-
03:00PM
PCB
P207
Allyson Nichelle Livingstone Open 14 No 4.00

SW 409 - Dynamics of Racism & Oppression

SW409: Dynamics of Racism and Oppression (required) This course is an intensive examination of the dynamics of various forms of oppression in U.S. society. The selection of the oppression of racism is deliberate. Through the analysis of critical race theory and intersectionality, students will come to understand the reasoning for this initial emphasis. The course begins with an analysis of racism from structural, (social) psychological and applied perspectives. This approach frames the analysis of other forms of oppression. Types of oppression (sexism, classism, homophobia, etc.) are examined in relationship to sociopolitical and economic factors, and historical themes that continue into the present day are identified. The course will explore the costs of oppression to all individuals and its differential impact on individuals in dominant and subordinate positions. The importance of power and the dynamics of domination and subordination in all forms of oppression will be explored. Practice issues will be examined in relation to multi-level interventions (i.e., individual, group, organizational and institutional).

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Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
07/14/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P410
Ms. Katrina M. Huff - Larmond Open 2 No 3.00
02 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P406
Rebecca N. Jackson Open 1 No 3.00

SW 414 - Assessment and Diagnosis

SW414: Assessment and Diagnosis (required) This one semester course provides knowledge of the major categories of diagnoses for adults as formulated in DSM-5 and of theoretical perspectives in those categories. Attention is given to the dynamics of development and culture, and to the interrelationship among biological, psychological, and social/cultural systems that impact diagnosis. Focus will be on utilizing these elements in order to provide a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment. Treatments specifically related to these diagnoses will be noted. Prerequisites: SW411A and SW421A.

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Consent
Credits
02 05/13/2014 -
07/08/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P406
Katherine Walbam Open 5 No 3.00
03 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
Wednesday

09:00AM-
12:20PM
PCB
P413
Ms. Kim Harriman Open 5 No 3.00
04 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P410
Stephanie Provost Wladkowski Open 10 No 3.00

SW 438 - Alcohol, Drugs & Social Work Practice

SW438: Alcohol, Drugs & Social Work Practice The focus of the class is on exploring the nature, etiology and treatment of substance abuse disorders and how they relate to social work practice. Students are introduced to different theories that frame substance abuse treatment models, including harm reduction neurobiology and the traditional medical model. Students explore self-help programs such as AA and NA and other modes of treatment, including CBT, motivational interviewing, outpatient treatment and psychopharmacology. Policy, prevention and education issues are also addressed. Prerequisites: SW401A, SW411A, and SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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Consent
Credits
01 05/13/2014 -
07/08/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P413
Jennifer Meredith Putney Wcls 0 No 3.00
02 05/10/2014 -
07/19/2014
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:20PM
PCB
P415
Lena M. Asmar Open 13 No 3.00

SW 441 - Soc. Work Research

SW441: Social Work Research (required) In this introductory course, students examine the research process as it applies to the specialized interests and needs of social work. Illustrations are chosen from the studies of social work practice. The course is designed to enable students to be critical consumers of research, to understand the principles and process of research and the evaluation of practice, to become familiar with ethical considerations when designing and implementing a project, and to be capable of participating in practice related research. Sections with some online class sessions are designated as 'blended.'

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Credits
BL 05/13/2014 -
07/08/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
LEF
L316
Abbie K. Frost Open 2 No 3.00

SW 447C - Field Year 2

SW447C: Summer Semester Field Education Year II: Advanced (advanced standing only) The goal of field education is to learn the application of theoretical concepts and social work principles and values learned in the classroom to clinical practice. Field education provides supervised learning of advanced practice skills with individuals, families and groups in a variety of clinical settings. This course section is for Advanced Standing students only in their summer semester of study.

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01 05/10/2014 -
07/19/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Kim Harriman Open 8 No 4.00
C01 05/12/2014 -
07/01/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Kim Harriman Open 7 Yes 0.00

SW 460 - Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, goal-oriented method of communication for eliciting and strengthening intrinsic motivation for positive change. This elective provides a foundation of knowledge of MI concepts and specific therapeutic skills. The course will focus on the core MI processes of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Students will learn specific MI skills of open-ended questioning, affirming, reflective listening, and summarizing. Students will also learn how to develop personalized feedback, create change plans, and evaluate effectiveness. Teaching techniques may include case vignettes, role plays, guest presenters, videotaped interviews, and class discussions. There will be ample opportunity to practice skills for guiding change-focused client conversations in this course. Prerequisite: SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
Wednesday

09:00AM-
12:20PM
PCB
P415
Kimberly O'Brien Open 2 No 3.00

SW 482 - Domestic Violence Family Welfa

SW482: Domestic Violence and Family Welfare This is a clinical practice course with intimate partner violence in the context of family (broadly defined) life. Students will learn specific skills in identifying, assessing and intervening with and on behalf of family members where domestic violence is present. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own knowledge about families, violence, and systems responses to violence, both as family members and as helpers. We will consider the experiences of women and men in heterosexual and same-sex relationships as both victims and abusers, and of children living with domestic violence, attending carefully to community and cultural contexts. We will address legal issues and criminal justice system responses, child protective services, and health care system responses. We will discuss and research current controversies in the field of intimate violence. Prerequisites: SW401A; SW411A; SW421A or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
07/14/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P415
Kristie Thomas Open 3 No 3.00

SW 523 - Advocacy and Social Action

SW523: Advocacy and Social Action for Professional Social Workers Relevant theories and strategies of social and political action that promote social justice within organizations and the larger community are the focus of this course. Students gain understanding of policy practice theory and skills in regard to social, economic, political, and organizational systems, and use this knowledge to then influence, formulate, and advocate for policy changes to meet the needs of clients. Students develop skills to create change at the client, agency, community, and/or societal level that is founded on the principles and ideals of social, distributive, political, and economic justice. Prerequisites: SW401A; SW409 or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a social action elective.

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Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
07/14/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P413
Charles Clayton Daniels, Jr. Open 5 No 3.00
02 05/13/2014 -
07/08/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P415
Erina White Open 1 No 3.00
03 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
Wednesday

01:00PM-
04:20PM
PCB
P415
Dana E. Prescott Wcls 0 No 3.00
04 05/15/2014 -
07/17/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P410
Shalini Tendulkar Open 4 No 3.00

SW 539 - Social Work in Schools

SW539: Social Work in the Schools The course outlines the unique and demanding role that School Social Workers play in our public schools as the primary providers of mental health services, crisis intervention, teacher training and community and parent outreach. Students in this course will identify and explore critical issues related to School Social Work such as: confidentiality, school culture and climate, peer aggression, school violence and policies such as 'No Child Left Behind.' Students will learn to create and carry out school-based social work interventions. Students taking this course will be expected to participate in the learning process through discussions, interviews, intervention evaluations and case presentations. Prerequisite: SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective

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01 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P415
Francis Kuehn Open 6 No 3.00

SW 545 - Polit. Act. & Strat for Pro Social Worke

SW545: Political Action and Strategies for Professional Social Workers The course is designed to help students learn, in depth, about the policy-making process at the federal level, and to develop skills for political action. The course includes seminars and workshops taught by faculty from Simmons SSW, George Washington University, and George Mason University. Other speakers will include key leaders and advocates in policy and lobbying organizations, as well as professionals from the NASW. Other goals include learning about the health care system in the United States and, specifically, the Medicaid Program. Prerequisite: SW401A; SW409 or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the Social Action requirement. Classes will be held at Simmons College and in Washington, D.C. Travel and housing expenses are in addition to the course cost.

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01 05/16/2014 -
05/30/2014
Friday

02:00PM-
04:30PM
PCB
P415
Johnnie Hamilton-Mason
Kathy Lopes
Open 1 Yes 3.00

SW 577 - Social Work w/ Groups

SW577: Social Work with Groups (required) This course is an exploration of the ways in which groups can bring clients together to support, challenge, and create meaningful connections with each other. Through mutual aid, group members can learn the skills that will enable them to improve the relationships in their lives, be more empowered as individuals and community members, and mobilize for social change. Students will concurrently build theoretical and skills-based knowledge and will practice and reflect on various techniques that will enable them to facilitate groups in a wide array of settings across client populations. Facilitation of a group in the field or regular access to observing a group in the field is required. Prerequisite: SW411A or concurrent enrollment.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 05/12/2014 -
07/14/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P406
Dana Grossman Leeman Open 1 No 3.00
03 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
Wednesday

09:00AM-
12:20PM
PCB
P406
Patty Underwood Open 1 No 3.00
04 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
SOMC
M201
Allison McGregor Horton Wcls 0 No 3.00
05 05/15/2014 -
07/17/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:20PM
PCB
P406
Leah H. Tennen Open 1 No 3.00

SW 584 - Contemporary Psychodynamic Perspectives On Clinical Social Work Practice

SW584: Contemporary Psychodynamic Perspectives on Clinical Social Work Practice Psychodynamic theory offers rich and complex ways of understanding human behavior and interaction. It is useful in many clinical settings in brief encounters as well as long-term work. It can be an aid in building strong relationships with clients and a means of understanding and managing one's own reactions to different clients. This course, will explore ways of using psychodynamic theory to inform work with individual adults within the matrix of social work values and interest in context, diversity and social justice. This course will offer a review of recent developments and trends in psychodynamic theory including key concepts in treatment such as transference, countertransference, enactment, working through and affect. We will look at psychodynamic approaches to trauma, crises and desperate situations and the unique aspects of dynamic work with people stressed by poverty. One outcome of this course is to be able to construct a psychodynamic formulation. The class will employ a seminar format with lectures and class discussion of readings. Students' cases will be used to show the application of these ideas and students will be expected to present their clinical work. The major assignment will involve in-depth research into a clinical concept (of the student's choosing) and a discussion of the application of this concept to one or more of the student's cases. Prerequisite is SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 05/14/2014 -
07/09/2014
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Katherine J. Jungreis Wcls 0 No 3.00

SW 588 - Evidence Based Approaches to Childhood Trauma

SW 588: Core Concepts of Evidenced-based Practice Trauma Treatment with Child and Adolescents This course introduces students to the common concepts (general theory and foundational knowledge), components (intervention and treatment elements) and skills (practitioner skills) underlying evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and adolescents. The course will use cases that involve children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events such as natural disasters, war, abuse and neglect, medical trauma and witnessing interpersonal crime (e.g. domestic violence) and other traumatic events. The role of development, culture and empirical evidence in trauma-specific interventions with children, adolescents and their families will be highlighted. In keeping with the ecological perspective the level of functioning of primary care giving environments and the capacity of the community to facilitate restorative processes will be assessed. Prerequisite: SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 05/15/2014 -
07/17/2014
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P415
Shuei Audrey Kozu Wcls 1 No 3.00

SW 628 - Apld Secondary Data Analysis

This course will introduce doctoral students to the advantages and challenges of answering research questions using secondary data analysis. It will incorporate issues such as validity and operationalization, as well as data analytic issues, such as the use of sampling weights and incorporating complex survey design. In the course, students will examine publicly available secondary data in the field of social work and evaluate these data according to standards of representativeness, alignment with research questions and populations of interest, and level of analysis. Students will apply course content to design, execute, and share thoughtful data analysis, appropriate to their level of statistical training.

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05/22/2014

05/29/2014

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06/19/2014

06/26/2014

07/10/2014

07/17/2014

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Julia H. Van Alst Open 7 No 3.00
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