Social Work Theory for Practice
Take apart theories and analyse them from a social work perspective.Investigate the history and purpose of the profession. Explore themes of empowerment and advocacy. Reflect on how your personal values influence your attitudes as a social worker.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Identify and critically analyse different theories from a social work perspective; gain skills in theory and method selection through application to case studies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how social work theory and practice are integrated with the profession's history and purpose.
- Demonstrate application of social work's professional ethics when integrating theoretical knowledge with practice skills
- Identify and critically analyse how different theoretical perspectives are conceptualized in social work assessments
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to incorporate social work theory intro your developing practice framework.
- Reflecting with critical awareness and insight on your own personal values, attitudes and identify as a social worker.
- Introduction to social work theory
- Evaluating social work theory (online content)
- Psychodynamic theories (online content)
- Crisis & task-centred practice
- Systems Theories
- Macro Practice
- Strengths, narrative & solution practice
- Humanism, Existentialism & Sprituality
- Empowerment & Advocacy
- Critical & Feminist theories
- Anti-oppressive theories
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
Social Work Theory for Practice provides foundational knowledge on social work theory, models, methods and contemporary issues in social work practice including traditional, therapeutic and critical perspectives, and issues of professional identity. The capacity to critically appraise various approaches is developed. Pre-requisite: 7060HSV Foundations of Social Work Practice. Co-requisite: 7034HSV Field Placement 1.
Please refer to the Griffith University website for further information on this Subject.
- Written Assignment (45%)
- Guided Discussion Peers (10%)
- Written Assignment (45%)