Builds on skills and knowledge gained in Social Work Direct Practice I. Examines effective communication within specific contexts and modes of practice, including crisis intervention, relationship counselling and family therapy. Develops skills in writing for social work practice.
Topic 1. Communicating with couples and families
Topic 2. Communicating effectively with involuntary clients
Topic 3. Counselling perspectives, including. strengths perspective, psychodynamic approaches, cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy
Topic 4. Crisis intervention
Topic 5. Relationship counselling
Topic 6. Family therapy
Topic 7. Recording in casework, case management and counselling
Topic 8. Writing court reports and related documents
Topic 9. Communicating in public settings, including court
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the necessary communication principles and skills to work in particular social work contexts and modes of practice, such as crisis intervention, relationship counselling, and family therapy||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critically evaluate different practice theories relevant to particular social work contexts and modes of practice, such as strengths perspective, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and narrative therapy||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate effective communication skills in working with involuntary clients and their partners or families||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate effective written communication skills for social work practice in a range of settings.||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)|
|Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)|
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