Social Work with Sole Clients and Groups - SOCW2003

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: SOCW1001 and SOCW1004, and enrolment in a Social Work program

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: Social Work

This course introduces you to direct practice methods and is a pre-requisite for SOCW2009 Social Work with Sole Clients and Families. You will learn communication skills, rapport building with clients and core interviewing skills including attending, reflective listening, empathy and asking questions. These relationship-building skills constitute the bedrock of social work practice with clients regardless of the practice method used. In the group work component, the course explores different types of social work groups: social action, self-help, reciprocal or ‘mutual-aid’; therapy and psycho-education approaches. In relation to these models, you will learn how to observe and work with 'group process' in each stage of a group's development.

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