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HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 - Micro Practice (8)

Abstract

This subject uses an issues-based approach to studying theory and practice in Human Services. It develops students' intervention skills with a focus on working with individuals and families and on use of self in practice. The subject builds on the micro skills developed in HCS200.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
Online*Wagga Wagga Campus
On CampusDubbo Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HCS202
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Must have successfully completed HCS200.
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)
HCS200HCS207

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • successfully conduct an interview from beginning to end, at the micro-practice level
  • identify and apply an appropriate theoretical framework for micro-practice
  • demonstrate critical thinking and reflective practice on their own micro-practice, identifying strengths and areas for further development
  • critically evaluate professional practice and how they have applied their values and knowledge in micro-practice
  • determine and use appropriate and sensitive communication practices as they apply to micro-practice
  • participate in face-to-face learning activities as per accreditation requirements

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Theoretical frameworks of the main therapeutic interventions and their application in practice with individuals couples and families.
  • General case management theory and practice application.
  • Beginning to integrate casework and case-management theory and practice: planning, implementing and reviewing responses to client needs and circumstances.
  • Conduct individual client interviews from beginning to end, using appropriate micro skills, assessment, intervention and evaluation strategies.
  • Identify and articulate ethical dilemmas in practice and how these may be appropriately addressed.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 5 day residential school. The residential school will involve the students in interactive experiential learning all basic skills in a safe environment. It will provide specific lectures and opportunities for discussion and clarification of key concepts and processes. There will be individual and group activities.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.