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SOWK 8816  SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE (3 credits)

Social work literature defines spirituality as the human striving for a sense of meaning, purpose, values, and fulfillment. Spirituality is expressed through diverse forms throughout a client's lifespan; it is central to clients' understanding of suffering and their attempts to resolve it. This course examines major issues pertaining to spiritually-sensitive social work practice with clients of diverse religious and non-religious (i.e., outside sectarian institutional contexts) perspectives. (Cross-listed with SOWK 4810)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Admission to MSW or permission of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work