Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE SWP3611

 
TITLE Practical Elements of Helping Skills

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Social Policy and Social Work

 
DESCRIPTION The course offers skills training in a number of skills covered in SWP2611 Helping Skills for Social Workers which is a prerequisite for SWP3611. The session format will be groups therefore offering students the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on each skill that is presented. Moreover, the training is supplemented with additional practice through role-play. The role playing sessions are video taped are then used for further feedback and learning. The skills are discussed within the theoretical framework studied in SWP 2611.
This study-unit is a prerequisite for SWP 4311 Practical Placement B.

Course Objectives:

To provide training in the basic helping skills required for social work practice.
To enable students to practice basic helping skills.

Suggested Text Book:

- Kadushin, A., & Kadushin, G. (1997). The social work interview: A guide for human service professionals. Fourth Edition. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Murphy, B. C., & Dillon, C. (2002). Interviewing in action: Relationship, process and change. London: Brooks Cole.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before TAKING THIS STUDY-UNIT YOU MUST TAKE SWP2611 OR TAKE SWP2711

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Please note that a pass in the Practical component is obligatory for an overall pass mark to be awarded.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Practical

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 35%
Practical [See Add. Notes] Yes 65%

 
LECTURER/S Charmaine Attard Bezzina
Anthea Maria DAmico
Mark Pellicano
Claudia Psaila (Co-ord.)

 
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