Singapore University of Social Sciences

Social Work Practice II: Groupwork and Community Organisation

Social Work Practice II: Groupwork and Community Organisation (SWK403)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Social Work Practice II: Groupwork and Community Organisation teaches the other two contemporary methods of social work: groupwork and community organisation. The emphasis is on applying strengths-based, planned change and the generalist model to practice with a variety of groups including task groups, support groups, treatment groups and educational groups and diverse communities. The course focuses on understanding the process and skills in working with groups and communities at the various stages. Theories of community development will be covered along with types of advocacy and approaches to ameliorate adverse environmental conditions will also be covered.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Introduction: Need for social work groups and human communities and Strengths perspective in groups and communities
  • Types of social work groups: Elements of task and therapeutic groups and Purpose of social groups
  • Group work theory
  • Stages of groupwork
  • Working with communities
  • Specific issues group and community work

Learning Outcome

  • Examine systems and problem solving theories and the strengths perspective as applied to work with groups and communities
  • Analyze group work and community organisation theory and knowledge
  • Evaluate the social change process using research and evaluation skills
  • Discuss ethical issues in social work practice with groups and communities.
  • Assess groups and communities with knowledge of human growth and behavior and social environment.
  • Plan purposeful group and community work in culturally appropriate ways
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