MSW Core Competencies 

  • Competency 2.1.1 - Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly

  • Competency 2.1.2 - Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice

  • Competency 2.1.3 - Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments

  • Competency 2.1.4 - Engage diversity and differences in practice

  • Competency 2.1.5 - Advance human rights and social and economic justice

  • Competency 2.1.6 - Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research

  • Competency 2.1.7 - Apply knowledge of human behaivor and the social environment

  • Competency 2.1.8 - Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services

  • Competency 2.1.9 - Respond to contexts that shape practice

  • Competency 2.1.10

  •      2.1.10 (a) - Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities;

  •      2.1.10 (b) - Assess with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities;

  •      2.1.10 (c) - Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; and

  •      2.1.10 (d) - Evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities