SOWK 511 - Generalist Practice-Small Client Systems

  • 3 credits

Generalist practice perspective. Practice knowledge and skills related to intervention with individuals and families within a systems framework.

This course can be applied toward:


SOWK 500 (Principles and Philosphy of Social Work) or concurrent registration; SOWK 515 (Theoretical Foundations for Social Work) or concurrent registration.

Important Information

Hybrid Program in-person class meetings will be held 6/8/19 and 7/20/19 .

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Developing Helping Skills: A Step-by-Step Approach to Competency with MindTap*, 3rd Ed. (2018)
    ISBN: 9781337536752

*Before purchasing etext please read instructions regarding your text purchase in your Canvas account or contact your instructor Dana Gaines with questions.


Dana Gaines

(970) 491-7183 |

Dana Gaines, academic adviser/instructor, joined the CSU staff in summer of 2011. She received her MSW from Colorado State University. While earning her graduate degree, Mrs. Gaines focused her research on recidivism rates of youth in outpatient drug and alcohol treatment settings who were also involved in the child welfare and juvenile court systems. Since 2000 she has worked in both urban and rural communities as a child protection caseworker including work in abuse/neglect investigations, foster care, juvenile courts, and juvenile sex offender management. She continued her professional expertise in the field of child welfare while living in California (2007 - 2010) by coordinating the Los Angeles County IV-E child welfare stipend program for California State University Northridge while also serving as a field liaison and field instructor. She has been licensed in the state of Colorado since summer of 2011. Her direct practice experience focused on providing trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy to child/youth survivors of trauma and their families.

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