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Unit description

Builds on learning undertaken in previous social work practice units and expands knowledge and skills in advanced practice methods with individuals, families and groups. Methods include relationship counselling, family therapy, trauma informed therapeutic approaches and conflict management.

Unit content

1. Applying  critical, decolonising and feminist theories to social work practice.

2. Working from a strengths based solution focussed perspective.

3. Individual and family therapy approaches.

3. Trauma theory and social work practice.

4. Trauma informed approaches to assessment of individuals and families.

5. Trauma informed approaches to intervention with individuals and families.

6. Issues of conflict, aggression, addiction and resistance.

7. Complexity,  creativity, critical thinking and practical reasoning in social work.

 

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply a body of interdisciplinary knowledge to social work practice with vulnerable and marginalised individuals, groups and communities
2demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking, practical reasoning and critical reflection in action and on action
3articulate and integrate underpinning knowledge in trauma and attachment, strength based approaches, feminist and critical perspectives in the application of skills to assess, engage and intervene in complex case situations
4respectfully, skilfully and ethically work with challenging issues including conflict, aggression, addiction and resistance, at the micro, mezzo and macro level of social work practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply a body of interdisciplinary knowledge to social work practice with vulnerable and marginalised individuals, groups and communities
  2. demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking, practical reasoning and critical reflection in action and on action
  3. articulate and integrate underpinning knowledge in trauma and attachment, strength based approaches, feminist and critical perspectives in the application of skills to assess, engage and intervene in complex case situations
  4. respectfully, skilfully and ethically work with challenging issues including conflict, aggression, addiction and resistance, at the micro, mezzo and macro level of social work practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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