CSWE EPAS Index
These alignments refer to the 2015 Council on Social Work Education’s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
|Competency||Components||Chapters that cover this content|
|Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior||1.1 Student will make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws and regulations, models for ethical decision-making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context;
1.2 Student will use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations;
1.3 Student will demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior; appearance; and oral, written, and electronic communication;
1.4 Student will use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes; and
1.5 Student will use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior.
|1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 16, 21|
|Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice||2.1 Student will apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels;
2.2 Student will present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences; and
2.3 Student will apply self-awareness and self- regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies
|1, 4, 6, 7, 17|
|Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice||3.1 Student will apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels; and
3.2 Student will engage in practices that advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
|1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 13, 23|
|Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice||4.1 Student will use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research;
4.2 Student will apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findings; and
4.3 Student will use and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery.
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24|
|Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice||
5.1 Student will identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services;
5.2 Student will assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services;
5.3 Student will apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
|1, 6, 23|
|Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.||
6.1 Students will apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies; and
6.2 Students will use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies.
|Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||7.1 Students will collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies;
7.2 Students will apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in- environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies;
7.3 Students will develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies; and
7.4 Students will select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies.
|1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 23|
|Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||8.1 Students critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies;
8.2 Students will apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in- environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies;
8.3 Students will use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes;
8.4 Students will negotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of diverse clients and constituencies; and
8.5 Students will facilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goals.
|Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||9.1 Students will select and use appropriate methods for evaluation of outcomes;
9.2 Students will apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in- environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes;
9.3 Students will critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomes; and
9.4 Students will apply evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.
|1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23|