Singapore University of Social Sciences

Contemporary Social Work Issues and Practice

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


Synopsis

Contemporary Social Work Issues and Practice is intended to update students on contemporary theories and current research on social work practice. It extends advanced skills of working with individuals, families, groups and communities. Students will be able to integrate knowledge of human behaviour and culture context in assessment, planning and intervention and evaluation for advanced practice. Critical analysis of the impact of discrimination and diversity in practice will also be included. From time to time, specific issues and areas of social work practice, such as brief treatment, crisis intervention, solution-focused therapy, evidenced-based and competency-based practice will be highlighted in this course.

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

Topics

  • Theoretical perspectives in social work practice
  • Bridging micro to macro practice
  • Models of intervention
  • Skills in social work assessment and intervention

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss current methods for generalist professional social work practice.
  • Assess client system using knowledge of human growth and behavior, gender, race/culture, social class, age, differing abilities, sexual orientation, and spirituality.
  • Design assessment and intervention skills appropriate to the practice theory in a various practice settings.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the theory to social work practice with diverse client systems.
  • Appraise values, principles and ethical dilemmas that arise in social work practice.
  • Evaluate pertinent research findings to current models of practice with individuals, and families, groups and communities.
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