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Forte, James

Faculty, Social Work
Teacher Education & Technology Center (TE) 254P
410-677-5428 or ext 75428
jafortesalisburyedu



Courses  []

2014 Fall

  • SOWK 300-380 HUM BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIRO I
    Examines the individual, family, and peer group in the context of social systems using a bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective. Explores human development through the lifespan. Presents theories which explain human behavior and inform social work practices. Focuses on privilege, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. Develops foundation assessment skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, BIOL 101 or 215 or 216, SOCI 101, PSYC 101, or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 300-611 HUM BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIRO I
    Examines the individual, family, and peer group in the context of social systems using a bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective. Explores human development through the lifespan. Presents theories which explain human behavior and inform social work practices. Focuses on privilege, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. Develops foundation assessment skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, BIOL 101 or 215 or 216, SOCI 101, PSYC 101, or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 302-001 HUM BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIR II
    Examines the development of communities and organizations as social systems. Reflects social work's unique integration of theories drawn from sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology and economics to understand the multiple influences on behavior. Macro sociological theories for critical analyses of society, communities, social institutions and social organizations are presented. Human behavior as affected by race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation is the main component. Develops macro assessment skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, 300 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 416-612 SOCIAL RESEARCH I
    The first of two courses in social work and evaluation research. Emphasis on understanding the development and use of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to evaluate social work interventions and program evaluation. Special attention may be given to applied research methodologies to enhance the student's use of evidence-based social work knowledge and skills. May be repeated only once. Prerequisites: Senior standing. Corequisite: SOWK 400, 420, and 421. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 630-001 THEOR ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR II
    Examines the development of communities and organizations as social systems. Human behavior as affected by race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation is a major component. Reflects social work's unique integration of theories drawn from sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology and economics to understand the multiple influences on behavior. Macro sociological theories for critical analyses of society, communities, social institutions and social organizations are presented. Develops macro assessment skills. Prerequisite: SOWK 610 or permission of department. Three hours per week.

2015 Spring

  • SOWK 302-611 HUM BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIR II
    Examines the development of communities and organizations as social systems. Reflects social work's unique integration of theories drawn from sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology and economics to understand the multiple influences on behavior. Macro sociological theories for critical analyses of society, communities, social institutions and social organizations are presented. Human behavior as affected by race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation is the main component. Develops macro assessment skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, 300 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 302-612 HUM BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIR II
    Examines the development of communities and organizations as social systems. Reflects social work's unique integration of theories drawn from sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology and economics to understand the multiple influences on behavior. Macro sociological theories for critical analyses of society, communities, social institutions and social organizations are presented. Human behavior as affected by race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation is the main component. Develops macro assessment skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, 300 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 302-661 HUM BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIR II
    Examines the development of communities and organizations as social systems. Reflects social work's unique integration of theories drawn from sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology and economics to understand the multiple influences on behavior. Macro sociological theories for critical analyses of society, communities, social institutions and social organizations are presented. Human behavior as affected by race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation is the main component. Develops macro assessment skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, 300 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 417-612 SOCIAL RESEARCH II
    Second of two courses focused on the basic concepts and methods of scientific inquiry used to build knowledge and evalutate practice. Builds and expands upon material covered in Social Work Research I. Topics include an introduction to program evaluation, single-subject designs, data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, presentation of data, report writing, and application of findings to practice. Special attention is given to applied research methodologies that will enhance the student's use of evidence-based interventions. May be repeated only with permission of the department. Prerequisite: SOWK 416. Corequisites: SOWK 410, 420, and 421. Three hours per week.
  • SOWK 630-661 THEOR ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR II
    Examines the development of communities and organizations as social systems. Human behavior as affected by race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation is a major component. Reflects social work's unique integration of theories drawn from sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology and economics to understand the multiple influences on behavior. Macro sociological theories for critical analyses of society, communities, social institutions and social organizations are presented. Develops macro assessment skills. Prerequisite: SOWK 610 or permission of department. Three hours per week.

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Awards, Scholarship & Creative Works:  []

Article(s)

Forte, J.A. & LaMade, J. 
(2011). 
The center cannot hold: A survey of field instructors' theoretical preferences & propensities.

The Clinical Supervisor, 30(1), 72-94.
Forte, J.A. & Root, V. 
(2011). 
To ITV or not to ITV: A comparison of hybrid & web-enhanced approaches to teaching an HBSE macro course. 
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 
21(1), 
82-96. 
Forte, J.A. 
(2010). 
Transformation through interaction: A meta-ethnographic synthesis of studies of mutual aid groups.

Qualitative Social Work, 9(2), 151-168.
Forte, J. A. 
(2009). 
Adding the "symbolic" to interactionist practice: A theoretical elaboration of William Schwartz' legacy to group workers. 
Social Work With Groups, 
32(1/2), 
80-95. 
Forte, J. A. 
(2009). 
Translating theory & research for interactionist practice: A signs, symbols, & social worlds approach. 
Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, 
32(1), 
86-122. 
Forte, J. A. 
(2009). 
Teaching human development: Current theoretical deficits & a theory-enriched models, metaphors, & maps remedy. 
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 
19(7), 
932-954. 
Forte, J. A. 
(2008). 
Symbolic interactionism: Artful inquiry. 
Patient Education & Counseling, 
73(2), 
173-174. 
Forte, J. A. 
(2004). 
Symbolic interactionism & social work: A forgotten legacy, Part 1. 
Families in Society, 
85(3), 
391-400. 
Forte, J. A. 
(2004). 
Symbolic interactionism & social work: A forgotten legacy, part 2. 
Families in Society, 
85(4), 
521-530. 
Forte, J. A. 
(2002). 
Not in my social world: A Cultural analysis of media representations, contested spaces, & sympathy for the homeless. 
Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 
29(4), 
131-157. 
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Forte, J. A. 
(2002). 
Mead, contemporary metatheory, and twenty-first-century interdisciplinary team work. 
Sociological Practice:  A Journal of Clinical & Applied Sociology, 
4(4), 
315-334. 

Awards(s)

James Forte (2014). Distinguished Faculty Award - Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.
James Forte (2010). Social Work Educator of the Year - National Association of Social Workers - Maryland Chapter.

Book(s)

Forte, J.A. (2014) An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice. Abingdon Oxon, Great Britain & New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
Forte, J.A. (2014) 

Skills for Using Theory in Social Work: 32 Lessons for Evidence-Informed Practice.

Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
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Forte, J. A. (2006) Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Models, Metaphors, and Maps for Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Practice. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Forte, J. A. (2001) Theories for Practice: Symbolic Interactionist Translations Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Presentations

Forte, J.A. (2013). From Academy to Field: Translating 13 Theories for Practice. Conference Title: Hands-On Social Work Education: Learning Beyond the Classroom. Presented at Baccalaureate Program Director's Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Forte, J.A. (2012). Practical theorizing: A primer in teaching core competencies 2.1.3, 2.1.7, and 2.1.10. Program: Social Work: A Capital Venture. Presented at Council of Social Work Education, 58th Annual Program Meeting, Washington, DC.
Forte, J.A. (2012). Clinical pragmatism: A new/old approach to ethical problem solving. Presented at National Association of Social Work - Maryland Chapter Continuing Education Workshop, Cambridge, MD.
Forte, J.A. (2012). Practical theorizing: Teaching mastery of core competencies 2.1.3, 2.1.7 & 2.1.10. Program: Sustaining Quality BSW Education in Difficult Times. Presented at Baccalaureate Program Director's Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
Forte, J.A. (2012). The magnificent seven: Creative approaches to enriching theoretical content with theorizing experiences. Presented at Salisbury University Teaching & Learning Conference, Salisbury, MD.
Forte, J.A. (2012). Clinical pragmatism: A new/old approach to ethical problem solving. Presented at National Association of Social Work-Maryland Chapter 6th Annual Clinical Conference, Linthicum, MD.
Forte, J.A. (2012). Assessing the person in macro context; Considering ecological, economic, political, & spiritual factors. Presented at National Association of Social Work-Maryland Chapter Continuing Education Workshop, Cambridge, MD.
Forte, J.A. (2012). 

Ethics for social work with groups.

Presented at Salisbury University, Department of Social Work, Continuing Education Series, Salisbury, MD.
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Forte, J.A. & Tossey, M. (2012). Teaching critical thinking / theorizing for policy practice: Methods, motivators & millenials. Program: Social Work: A Capital Venture. Presented at Council of Social Work Education, 58th Annual Program Meeting, Washington, D.C..
Forte, J.A. (2011). Techniques for enhancing the theorizing reflectivity & competence of supervisees. Presented at 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
Forte, J.A. (2010). An introduction to multi-theoretical social work: Tools for justice work. Conference: Promoting a Culture of Social Justice: Social Work & Social Change. Presented at Baccalaureate Program Director's Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Forte, J.A. (2010). Care, communication, & community: Three ethical theories for practical use. Presented at National Association of Social Work - Maryland Chapter Continuing Education Workshop, Cambridge, MD.
Forte, J.A. (2010). Value conflicts: When do social work values conflict with religious values? Conference: Promoting a Culture of Social Justice: Social Work & Social Change. Presented at Baccalaureate Program Director's Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Forte, J.A. (2010). 1 of 50 ways to teach your theories: Teaching theory diagramming. Program: Promoting Sustainability in Social Work. Presented at Council on Social Work Education, 56th Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.
Forte, J.A. (2010). Building strengths, increasing resilience: Theoretical advances & innovative applications for clinical social work. Presented at National Association of Social Work - Maryland Chapter Continuing Education Workshop, Cambridge, MD.
Forte, J.A. (2010). Clinical pragmatism: A new/old approach to ethical problem solving. Presented at National Association of Social Work - Maryland Chapter Fifth Annual Clinical Conference, Linthicum, MD.
Forte, J.A. (2010). Publishing Your Own Scholarly Work. Presented at Salisbury University Faculty Development Day, Salisbury, MD.
Forte, J.A., Evans, W. C. & Brownstein-Evans, C. (2010). A continuum of BSW & MSW HBSE competencies & practice behaviors. Conference: Promoting a Culture of Social Justice: Social Work & Social Change. Presented at Baccalaureate Program Director's Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
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Forte, J. A. (2009). Applying multiple theories to direct practice. Presented at the 4th annual fall clinical conference. Presented at National Association of Social Work - Maryland, Linthicum, MD.
Forte, J. A. (2009). Ethics for social work with groups. Presented at Salisbury University Dept. of Social Work Continuing Education Series, Chesapeake, MD.
Forte, J. A. (2009). Building strengths, increasing resilience: Theoretical advances & innovative applications for child & family services. Presented at Maryland Association for Resources for Family & Youth (MARFY), Ocean City, MD.
Mathews, D.A., Forte, J., & Tossey, M. (2005). 
Salisbury University's Program Assessment Model.
Presented at 23rd Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors , Austin, TX.

Book Chapters

Forte, J.A. (2010). Symbolic interactionism, naturalistic inquiry, & education. P. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGaw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education. (481-487.) Oxford: Elsevier.
Forte, J. A. (2009). Symbolic interactionisms relevance for social work ( Den Symboliska Interactionismens Relevans for Socialt Arbete). Moula, A. (Eds.), Theory & Model in Empowerment-Oriented Social Work (Empowermentorienterad socialt arbete). (27-42.) Lund, Sweden: Studentliteratur.
Forte, J. A. & Moula, A. (2009). Symbolic interactionism's relevance for social work (Den Symboliska Interaktionismens Relevans for Socialt Arbete). A. Moula (Eds.), Theory & model in empowerment-oriented social work (Empowermentorienterad socialt arbete). (27-42.) Lund, Sweden: Studentlitteratur.
Forte, J. A. (2008). Making interactionism useful: Translations for social work & sociological direct practice. Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Volume 32. United Kingdom: Emerald.
Forte, J. A. (2003). Applied Symbolic Interactionism: Meanings, Memberships, and Social Work. Reynolds, L. T. & Herman, N. J. (Eds.), Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism (915-936.) Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

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