Interpersonal Skills for Professional Practice
Professional interpersonal skills and the ability to reflect on, and analyse, work with a supervisor, are taught in a classroom-based workshop complemented by online learning tasks.
- Semester 1 - 2016
1. Attending and listening, verbal and non verbal cues, empathy, genuineness, concreteness, immediacy, confrontation, self disclosure.
2. Understanding of the helping relationship and the role of self.
3. Awareness of one's values.
4. Capacity to reflect on one's own work and to give and receive feedback.
5. Understanding of different contexts for the use of professional interpersonal skills.
6. Understanding of professional interpersonal skills with different client groups e.g. children, involuntary clients.
The course uses an experiential model where students learn by actively practising the skills involved.
Content areas include the skills of interpersonal helping, the helping relationship, giving and receiving feedback constructively, reflecting on work and various contexts for the use of professional interpersonal skills.
Completion of all first year social work courses.
Journal: Online Written Reflections
Interview: Oral assessment
Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term