SOCIAL WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES & GROUPS: APPLICATIONS A

SWP4APA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop a beginning capacity to apply theoretical frameworks that inform practice with individuals, families and groups. Students will be engaged with enquiries to clarify: (i) the nature of direct social work practice, (ii) how social workers go about their practice in different fields, (iii) how to reflect on the experience of practice, (iv) the importance of building relationships with individuals and families, (v) how to identify and organise case data, and (vi) the use of formal casework theory to prepare an assessment and, in conjunction with SWP4APB, how to prepare a basic intervention plan.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP and have passed [SWP2REF or SWP1REF] and SWP3UIO. Students admitted in the following courses: HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM no prerequisite rule applies.

Co-requisites Must be enrolled in SWP4APB at the same time.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCritical social work: an introduction to theories and practicesRecommendedAllan, J, Pease, B & Briskman, L 2009PEARSON EDUCATION
ReadingsSocial work theories in contextRecommendedHealy, KPALGRAVE
ReadingsSocial work:from theory to practiceRecommendedConnolly, M., and Harms, L. (2012)CAMBRIDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and compare the basic theoretical concepts underpinning direct social work practice including explanatory theories such as critical theory and postmodernism, psychodynamic or ecosystems and practice theories such using a strengths focus or task focus.

Activities:
Workshops with case studies

02. Communicate complexity of knowledge re how organisational, legal, protective, and ethical considerations influence direct social work practice, including how social work practice may be named differently in different contexts.

Activities:
Workshops with case studies

03. Synthesize knowledge of the essential elements of a given presenting situation and comprehensively connect to current practice knowledge and theory.

Activities:
Workshops with case studies

04. Identify, plan and suggest implementation of case data for a given social work case;

Activities:
Workshops with case studies

05. Consolidate and synthesise knowledge in preparing a plan for a specific social work service occasion

Activities:
Workshops with case studies

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Sellar

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"12 x 1 hour teacher guided learning packages which include on-line activities."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying to a case study30 01, 03
One 2,500-word case formulation essay70 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours directed reading per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"12 x 1 hour teacher guided learning packages which include on-line activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying to a case study30 01, 03
One 2,500-word case formulation essay70 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours directed reading per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"12 x 1 hour teacher guided learning packages which include on-line activities."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying to a case study30 01, 03
One 2,500-word case formulation essay70 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"12 x 1 hour teacher guided learning packages which include on-line activities."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay summarising and critiquing two practice theories and applying to a case study30 01, 03
One 2,500-word case formulation essay70 02, 03, 04, 05