Social Work Theory and Practice F

Description

The final year of the social work degree builds on learning from the three previous years of study in the BSW program. This course focuses on advanced theory and practice issues with a focus on interpersonal intervention skills relating to individual, group and community practice.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. An advanced awareness of their own values and how these impact interpersonal interactions with others, as well as a capacity to re-evaluate these values with reference to the requirements of professional practice.

2. A high level of self-awareness and open transparent practice that is responsive to feedback from clients, peers, supervisors and teaching staff

3. A high level of effective communication in a range of contexts including presenting information clearly and concisely, providing feedback in a clear, balanced and constructive way, and adapting the means and language of communication to meet the needs of a specific situation.

4. A critical understanding of the application of the AASW Code of ethics and knowledge of a range of perspectives and theoretical frameworks that influence professional practice

5. The advanced application of knowledge from a range of theoretical frameworks, models and approaches to assessment and intervention with clients, paying particular attention to work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse groups

6. Demonstrate effective collaboration with peers and others in the contexts of team work and delivery of direct social work services to clients

Content

  • Brief Intervention Models
  • Skills in working with people with mental health issues
  • Skills in working with grief and loss issues
  • Family Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Other practice models, approaches and frameworks used in direct social work practice

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SWRK4001. Students who have successfully completed SWRK4001 are not eligible to enrol in SWRK4300.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program.

Assumed Knowledge

SWRK3002, SWRK3005 and SWRK3300

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written assignment

Practical Demonstration: Skills asssessment

Presentation: Group work task *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must successfully complete this assessment tasks to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks