SOCIAL WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES & GROUPS: APPLICATIONS B

SWP4APB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, the focus is on developing beginning interpersonal helping skills which relate to theoretical material covered in SWP4APA. Students are expected to play an active role in group-based learning and develop an awareness of group dynamics and group process. To facilitate interpersonal helping skill development, students participate in role play exercises. These exercises help students learn to: (i) establish the context of practise, (ii) develop an effective working alliance, (iii) identify the client's perspective, (iv) develop a sense of the client's strengths and issues, and (v) set a direction for future work. Central to the subject is the development of  critical awareness of self, including the student's style as a worker.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in course EPBHEB and EVEDB, no rule applies. Students enrolled in course HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW) must have passed all subjects from (SWP2REF, SWP3UIO). Students enrolled in HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM, no rule applies.

Co-requisites Must be enrolled in SWP4APA at the same time.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of intentional interviewing: counseling in a multicultural world,RecommendedIvey, A & M, Zalaquett 2014BROOKS COLE/CENGAGE
ReadingsSocial work skills: a practice handbookRecommendedTrevithick, P 20123RD EDN, OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsThe strengths perspective in social work practiceRecommendedSaleebey, D 2007SAGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse, articulate, apply and reflect upon basic theoretical concepts about group processes to a variety of group situations from a social work perspective.

Activities:
Completion of on-line learning activities in preparation for workshops. 12 x three-hour face to face skills workshops

02. Plan and implement a basic interview or occasion of service with individuals, families and groups.

Activities:
Completion of on-line learning activities in preparation for workshops. 12 x three-hour face to face skills workshops

03. Critically reflect upon your own practice including how you have applied basic theoretical concepts to your practice.

Activities:
Completion of on-line learning activities in preparation for workshops. 12 x three-hour face to face skills workshops

04. Consolidate and synthesize knowledge of how social work practice is contextualised in an agency setting and be able to communicate this knowledge to a variety of audiences.

Activities:
Completion of on-line learning activities in preparation for workshops. 12 x three-hour face to face skills workshops

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students will need to complete on-line learning activities in preparation for their weekly face to face workshops."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Attendance at workshops is mandatory and students missing more than two classes or part thereof of more than two classes will be required to undertake additional learning tasks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment of skills and analysis of scenario Hurdle Requirement: A pass must be achieved in the skills' component to successfully pass this subject. (i) Skills will be assessed on role play performance =40% (equivalent to 1,000 words) (ii) student's own written review will focus on current strengths and further development: 20% (1,000 words).60 01, 02, 03, 04
Evaluative report on role play interview (1,000 words)20 02, 03, 04
one 1,500-word reflective journal in relation to seminar group process.20 01, 03

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 One-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment of skills and analysis of scenario Hurdle Requirement: A pass must be achieved in the skills' component to successfully pass this subject. (i) Skills will be assessed on role play performance =40% (equivalent to 1,000 words) (ii) student's own written review will focus on current strengths and further development: 20% (1,000 words).60 01, 02, 03, 04
Evaluative report on role play interview (1,000 words)20 02, 03, 04
one 1,500-word reflective journal in relation to seminar group process.20 01, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 One-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment of skills and analysis of scenario Hurdle Requirement: A pass must be achieved in the skills' component to successfully pass this subject. (i) Skills will be assessed on role play performance =40% (equivalent to 1,000 words) (ii) student's own written review will focus on current strengths and further development: 20% (1,000 words).60 01, 02, 03, 04
Evaluative report on role play interview (1,000 words)20 02, 03, 04
one 1,500-word reflective journal in relation to seminar group process.20 01, 03

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 One-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment of skills and analysis of scenario Hurdle Requirement: A pass must be achieved in the skills' component to successfully pass this subject. (i) Skills will be assessed on role play performance =40% (equivalent to 1,000 words) (ii) student's own written review will focus on current strengths and further development: 20% (1,000 words).60 01, 02, 03, 04
Evaluative report on role play interview (1,000 words)20 02, 03, 04
one 1,500-word reflective journal in relation to seminar group process.20 01, 03