Singapore University of Social Sciences

Social Work Practicum and Field Seminars

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 12 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

To articulate theory into practice, this 400 hour practicum provides the student with a placement at a social service agency where the students practices under the guidance and supervision of an experienced professional social worker. Besides attending to clients, the student also learns about the running of the organisation. The social work practicum is where the student puts into practice what has been learnt in the classroom. There will be a series of seminars in which the students will discuss issues relating to their practicum.

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

Topics

  • What does it mean to be a social worker?
  • What does it mean to be a professional?
  • What can I expect from supervision?
  • What are the reality, expectations and student concerns?
  • How does a social worker practice self care and develop support systems?
  • What are the student strengths and potentials?

Learning Outcome

  • Analyze the theoretical frameworks for understanding human behavior in the social environment for different field situation
  • Set up the problem-solving process with clients at micro, meso and macro levels of practice
  • Apply sensitivity to client's race, culture/ethnicity in applying helping skills in working with diverse individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Evaluate self in regard to personal values and biases as they relate to professional functioning
  • Improve the ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing
  • Examine and effectively respond to ethical issues in professional social work practice
  • Choose research processes and findings in social work family practice in assessment, intervention and evaluation of their own practice
  • Plan to effectively use supervision
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