Interpersonal Skills for Professional Practice
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Professional interpersonal skills and the ability to reflect on and analyse work with a supervisor are taught in a classroom-based workshop.
Development of professional interpersonal skills, in particular:
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.
SWRK2030A - Field Education 1 Part A.
Completion of all first year social work courses or the completion of the first year of a Bachelor of Speech Pathology Program or a Bachelor of Pyschology Program.
Modes of Delivery
Workshop: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term