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Foundations of Interpersonal Practice (6 points)


Leader: Debra Manning

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: The unit introduces the importance of an interpersonal focus to welfare practice and thesignificance of self-awareness for the welfare practitioner. It examines the centrality of knowledge,values and skills in developing an understanding of social casework and family welfare. It seeks to develop an awareness of the socio-political forces as well as the inter- and intra-personal dynamics that foster problems situations, and the way in which welfare practice is contextualised in the community.

Assessment: Self-awareness assignment (750 words): 20% + Casework assignment (1750 words): 40% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week (2-hour lecture, 2-hour tutorial)

Off-campus attendance requirements: A compulsory 2-day weekend school for off-campus students

Prohibitions: GSC1303

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