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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Builds on skills and knowledge gained in WEL91004 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.

Unit content

  1. Discourse, Language and Practice
  2. Theory for direct social work practice I
  3. Theory for direct social work practice II
  4. Motivational interviewing and facilitating change
  5. Working With Children & Young People
  6. Working with Trauma

Study Break

 

  1. Working with Families and Couples
  2. Working with Men
  3. Working with Indigenous Peoples
  4. Working with Addiction
  5. Working with Involuntary Clients
  6. Developing Practice Frameworks

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
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
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
3 demonstrate effective communication skills in working with involuntary clients and their partners or families
4 demonstrate effective written communication skills for social work practice in a range of settings.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  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
  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
  3. demonstrate effective communication skills in working with involuntary clients and their partners or families
  4. demonstrate effective written communication skills for social work practice in a range of settings.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.