Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to a case study.
  2. Describe four theories of self in relationships (relational, attachment, feminist, and social identity).
  3. Summarize the role of stress, crisis, and traumatic stress in human behavior.
  4. Analyze different styles of coping and adaptation in relation to stress.
  5. Provide examples of how social support aids coping.
  6. Critique four approaches to normal and abnormal coping (medical, psychological, sociological, and social work).
  7. Apply knowledge of self in relationship, stress, and coping to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.