Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
Restricted to MSW
The unit HGW611 Direct Practice 2 consists of two parts:
Working with individuals and families: builds on the professional communication skills and techniques taught in HGW517 and integrates them with an understanding how to respond to social suffering by undertaking psychosocial assessments and doing social casework. There is a focus on solutions and strengths focused approaches. Reference is made throughout the workshops to age, gender, cultural background and agency context, emphasising their relevance for practice. Ethical issues and the principles of social justice are addressed throughout.
Group work: builds on group work theory taught in HGW517. Group work is used in this unit as a strategy for addressing social inclusion by social workers practising in culturally responsive and empowering ways. Students join a number of groups both as leaders and as participants and complete a detailed analysis of one group work session. Group work sessions are experiential and based on a range of topics relevant to socially inclusive practice in social work.
There will be a strong emphasis in the teaching of this unit on how you demonstrate care in all contexts of your practice and towards all people. You will be required to critically reflect on and respond to issues of power in your practice.
|Unit name||Direct Practice 2|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Dr Jenny Hay
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2019: $820.00||2019: $2,037.00||090501|
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- PREREQ: HGW512; HGW513; HGW514; HGW515; HGW516; HGW517
Weekly online learning modules, 1 x 90 minute weekly face-to-face tutorial.
Tutorial participation (20%); Skills-based social work interview (30 mins) (40%); Social work group work facilitation (60 mins) and written analysis (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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