Progressive Human Services Practice II

Course code SPSW3401
Not available in 2015

Description

Adopts a postmodern, narrative, social constructionist approach offering ideas and techniques where students develop an understanding of how the welfare state constructs people's realities. Its focus will primarily be the development of skills in narrative therapy in addition to the specific development of anti-oppressive principles of welfare practice.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge of the ways of writing within Narrative Therapy

2. Familiarization and be able to compare other traditional approaches to therapy

3. Application of narrative techniques with radical/structural approaches of therapy

Content

The course covers a wide range of narrative practices including externalisation, re-membering, therapeutic letter writing, the use of rituals. It also offers a progressive critique of narrative practice and outlines a more radical counter-hegemonic practice.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay 1

Essay: Essay 2

Presentation: Core presentation and write up

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term