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.
- Overview of the theory and practice of working with people
- Theory for direct social work practice I
- Theory for direct social work practice II
- Theory for direct social work practice III
- Crisis intervention/ task centred social work
- Working with involuntary clients
- Working with couples
- Working with families
- Recording in social work practice
- Writing court reports and related documents
- Communicating in public settings, including court
- Creating Frameworks for Practice
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|
- Healy K., 2014, Social Work Theories in Context: Creating Frameworks for Practice, 2nd edn, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-02424-4.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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