Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize one’s own cognitive and emotional reactions to a case study.
  2. Recognize the major themes of eight different perspectives on human behavior: systems, conflict, exchange and choice, social constructionist, psychodynamic, developmental, behavioral, and humanistic.
  3. Analyze the merits of a multitheoretical approach to human behavior.
  4. Apply knowledge of eight theoretical perspectives on human behavior to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.