DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK The department of Social Work is established in 2014 with a vision of crafting professional social workers who are dedicated to the service of their fellow human beings and achieve excellence in their walks of life; through which the mission of St Berchmans College become more visibly accomplished. The goal of the Master of Social Work Program of St Berchmans College is to educate students for advanced social work practice and leadership roles.
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
Understand a community in terms of its geographical, social, economic and political systems, power structure and their inter-relationships based on the theoretical understanding of social work. Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice. Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practice accordingly. Practice without discrimination and with respect, knowledge, and skills related to clients’ age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice. Understand and interpret the history of the social work profession and its contemporary structures and issues. Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work perspective to practice with systems of all sizes. Use theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to understand individual development, behavior and mental health across the life span and the interactions among individuals and between individual and families, groups, organizations, and communities. Analyze, formulate, and influence social policies. Conduct research studies, apply research findings to practice, and evaluate their own practice interventions.