Critical approaches to family practice and its application in the social services including the active development of professional family practice competence.
About this paper
|Advanced Family Practice
|Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
|Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
- Limited to
- PGDipSW, MSW
- Admission subject to approval from Head of the Social and Community Work Programme.
Limited to MSW,PGDipSW. However consideration will be given to approving admission from students in MSCW, BSW (Hons) & programmes.
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- Teaching staff
Coordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Anita Gibbs
- Paper Structure
Key topics will include:
- Key concepts in family practice
- Theories for family practice
- Bicultural and indigenous family practice
- Parenting and family support
- Managing complex family issues
- Working in partnership
- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.
- Weekly audioconference or scopia seminars and tutorials over one semester.
- Guest speakers will offer additional input.
- Two compulsory workshops.
No textbooks required for this paper, but readings will be listed as study outlines and will be available on Blackboard.
- Course outline
- A detailed outline will be provided online at the beginning of the course.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Teamwork, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Learners will have:
- Critically examined family practice theories and frameworks in the national and wider international context.
- Developed critical and reflective skills to understand family problems and to work ethically with families to assist them in the resolution of their problems.
- Reflected on interventions according to theoretically coherent and professionally acceptable models of practice.
- Explored and implemented appropriate indigenous and bicultural frameworks and models.