Reflections of a Latino in the Social Work Profession (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers a first-hand account of personal and professional observations from a Latino in the social work profession.   Alejandro Garcia, Ph.D., is a Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work.  In the reading, Dr. Garcia discusses his own formative experiences while growing up in South Texas, pursuing his social work studies, and working for the NASW.  He also offers reflections on the social work profession.

“One concern is that one’s personal experiences are of no value to anyone else and, therefore, do not need to be recorded in any way.  The problem with this kind of thinking is that the individual determines the value of such information, rather than allowing other interested parties to participate in that assessment.” -Alejandro Garcia, Ph.D.  What would your first-hand account look like?  What would your reflections be?

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.    This course does not meet CE requirements for National Certified Counselors.

Course Reading:   Reflections of a Latino in the Social Work Profession

Author:  Alejandro Garcia, Ph.D.

Publisher:  Advances in Social Work

Find the reading at:  https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/16666/16881

Course Objectives:  Describe how the author’s cultural heritage shaped his personal experience.  Describe how the author’s cultural heritage shaped his professional experience.  Describe the author’s reflections on the responsibilities of the social work profession.

Learning Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring the experiences and reflections of a Latino in the social work profession.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: All of the following are true about the author's life except:
 
 
 
 
2: Which of the following is an example of anglo-centric teaching as described by the author when he was in school?
 
 
 
 
3: Which perspective of what happened at the Alamo did the author learn first?
 
 
4: During his school years, the author describes gradually becoming empowered with the help of
 
 
 
 
5: When the author was in the military, he describes a chance to travel to Mexico City and being taken aback by the
 
 
 
 
6: When the author began his MSW studies, he discovered that
 
 
 
 
7: In the 1970's the author worked for the NASW and with the National Federation of Student Social Workers.  During this period, he discovered that many students saw the NASW as
 
 
8: During this period, the author describes a division between
 
 
 
 
9: During the author's tenure with the NASW, the NASW
 
 
 
 
10: The author makes the point that racism does not recognize doctoral degrees or professorial status when describing
 
 
 
 
11: In the author's conclusion, his question is whether he did as much as he could
 
 
 
 
12: Our ethical responsibility to society includes all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
13: Who spoke of the 'invisible poor?'
 
 
 
 
14: Who spoke of a battle in which "the poorest of the poor and weakest of the weak are pitted against the strongest of the strong?"
 
 
 
 
15: Who spoke of the tragedy of "the appalling silence of the good people?"
 
 
 
 
16: What did the late Harry Specht mean when he characterized social workers as 'unfaithful angels?'
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.