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Working with individuals: Theory and practice (6 points)


Leader: Dr Chris Trotter

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to direct social work practice with individuals. It examines the nature and definition of direct social work practice; examines some of the value-based and contentious issues in social work practice; considers some of the theories which have influenced direct social work practice; and examines a problem solving model for working with individuals. It also provides an opportunity for students to apply social work skills in small group class exercises and role-plays.

Assessment: A class examination or essay (2 hours): 50% + Role play: 10% + Analysis of role play (1,800 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

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