University of Michigan - School of Social Work
Difficult conversations . . .
Speaking across difference . . .
Multiculturally competent practice . . .
It’s not just for social workers, anymore!
We welcome students from all programs to join us in developing dialogue facilitation skills while participating in intergroup dialogue about social identity and social justice with your peers.
Social Work 709 (3 credits):
Dialogue Facilitation For Diversity & Social Justice
Tuesdays 1:00-5:00 pm
Spring/Summer 2013 (5/13-7/23)
This course is designed to give graduate students a foundation in the awareness, knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to effectively carry out multicultural social work practice with populations who are culturally diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability status, and national origin. In particular, students will gain skills in facilitating multicultural group interactions and in resolving conflicts or resistance that may emerge due to cultural misunderstandings or oppressive dynamics. The topics of this course include social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; our personal and interpersonal connections to power, privilege, and oppression; understanding and resolving conflicts or resistance; methods of dialoguing and coalition building across differences; and basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural settings.