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SOWK402 Social Work for Children and Families: Advanced Practice

This paper offers advanced application of interpersonal theories, develops intervention skills, and explores current issues in practice with children and families in social work settings.

During the course of study students will deepen their ability to critically reflect on, as well as use, micro-level theories and methods of social work as part of a planned change process. This will include significant reflections on culture and a focus on identifying and resolving ethical dilemmas in complex practice situations. The paper then covers how to promote service user engagement, both directly and in service design. After engaging service users, the paper outlines how to apply micro-level theories to explain service user problems and create meaningful, change-focused conversations. This paper has been designed to enable students to integrate a range of social work skills and methods for effective practice.

Paper title Social Work for Children and Families: Advanced Practice
Paper code SOWK402
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,286.42
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
126 300-level SOWK or SOWX points
Restriction
SOWK 401, SOWX 401, SOWX 402
Limited to
BSW, BSW(Hons), MA, PGDipArts
Eligibility
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Emily Keddell
Textbooks
Milner, J and O,Byrne, P (2009) Assessment in Social Work, 3rd Edition
Course outline
A course outline will be made available at the commencement of study.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this paper students will be able to
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the social work tasks of assessment and intervention in micro settings
  • Apply the ethical, cultural and relational components of practice to micro social work contexts
  • Use skills associated with micro-level theories of intervention
Teaching Arrangements
Paper Structure

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 10
AND
B1 Monday 09:00-16:50 22

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-12:50 11-15, 17-21

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 10
AND
B1 Monday 09:00-16:50 22

This paper offers advanced application of interpersonal theories, develops intervention skills, and explores current issues in practice with children and families in social work settings.

During the course of study students will deepen their ability to critically reflect on, as well as use, micro-level theories and methods of social work as part of a planned change process. This will include significant reflections on culture and a focus on identifying and resolving ethical dilemmas in complex practice situations. The paper then covers how to promote service user engagement, both directly and in service design. After engaging service users, the paper outlines how to apply micro-level theories to explain service user problems and create meaningful, change-focused conversations. This paper has been designed to enable students to integrate a range of social work skills and methods for effective practice.

Paper title Micro Intervention: Theories and Skills
Paper code SOWK402
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,312.10
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,352.87

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Prerequisite
126 300-level SOWK or SOWX points
Restriction
SOWK 401, SOWK 562 SOWX 401, SOWX 402
Limited to
BSW, BSW(Hons), MA, PGDipArts
Eligibility
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Emily Keddell
Paper Structure
Teaching Arrangements
Textbooks
Milner, J and O,Byrne, P (2009) Assessment in Social Work, 3rd Edition
Course outline
A course outline will be made available at the commencement of study.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this paper students will be able to
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the social work tasks of assessment and intervention in micro settings
  • Apply the ethical, cultural and relational components of practice to micro social work contexts
  • Use skills associated with micro-level theories of intervention

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 10
AND
B1 Monday 09:00-16:50 22

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-12:50 11-13, 15-21

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 10
AND
B1 Monday 09:00-16:50 22