BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-486 - Aboriginal Social Work Practice - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-486 - Aboriginal Social Work Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will center on the renewal and innovations of diverse Aboriginal philosophies, values, beliefs and practices within a contemporary social work context. Students will learn the skills and knowledge to understand and discuss social work approaches for addressing prevalent social issues and inequalities that impact Aboriginal peoples, including Historic Trauma Response (HTR), internalized/societal oppression, racism, cultural loss, addictions, poverty, etc. This course will explore both Aboriginal healing approaches and relevant mainstream intervention strategies that will assist students to become more culturally responsive social workers.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Core Courses
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Social Work Core Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2018 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, SOCW 457 (Previously SOCW 454),
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • identify and evaluate their own social and cultural identity that influences their social work practice within Aboriginal people and other cultural groups;
  • explain what historical trauma response (HTR) is and how it impacts Aboriginal people;
  • compare and contrast relevant mainstream and Aboriginal social work practice/healing approaches;
  • understand and apply various practice interventions;
  • identify the strengths of Aboriginal peoples and explain how you can build on these strengths within your social work practice interventions;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the socio-economic circumstances and structural risks that impact Aboriginal people and explain how you may address these impacts as a social worker within your practice;
  • discuss and apply the A.D.D.R.E.S.S.I.N.G. framework; and
  • identify and explain Aboriginal contemporary approaches to healing and social work practices.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Duran, Eduardo. Healing the soul wound: counseling with American Indians and other Native Peoples. Current edition. New York. Teachers College Press.
  • Hays, Pamela A. Addressing cultural complexities in practice: assessment, diagnosis, and therapy. Current edition. Washington, DC. American Psychological Association.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    SOCW-486-V1
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH1:30PM - 4:30PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018
     
    SOCW-486-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH1:30PM - 4:30PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018