Singapore University of Social Sciences

Professional and Personal Development and Resilience (SWK565)

Synopsis

Professional and Personal Development and Resilience used a series of exercises and activities to stimulate creativity in the individual as well as allow for self discovery. Personal strengths and challenging qualities are discovered and worked at to bring about growth and development as well as build up resiliency. The demanding nature of social work and the often accompanying emotional aftermath of working with clients frequently lead to early burn-out by social workers. Equipping the social workers with the skills of personal development and resiliency ensures some degree of sustenance for the job.

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

Topics

  • Stress and burn out
  • Resilience
  • Identity and coping
  • Exercises for personal and professional growth

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse the signs of stress and burn out by social workers.
  • Discuss the resilience theory and research, problem solving and healing.
  • Propose strategies to manage burn out by social workers.
  • Develop resilience and skills at personal development.
  • Apply creativity and self discovery.
  • Assess personal strengths and bring about personal and professional growth and development.
Back to top
Back to top