BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-359 - Advanced Individual Social Work Practice - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-359 - Advanced Individual Social Work Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course builds on established interview skills and practice with individuals. It introduces students to work with diverse social and cultural groups including Aboriginal, Asian, and francophone peoples within British Columbia. Communication with Aboriginal people is a major emphasis in this course. Students develop a culturally sensitive approach in problem-solving situations while working with individuals. Theories of intervention are introduced, practiced and critiqued by students.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Elective Courses
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, SOCW 353, third year standing or permission of the department head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's of Social Work
    Office Hours: Master of Social Work
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Video Tapes Part I 40% Video Tapes Part II 40% Journal or Journey Story 20% Grading procedures follow the UCC Guidelines.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills and/or attitudes in the following:
  • Be able to identify, demonstrate and critique advanced interviewing skills;

  • Have increased their self-awareness of their own biases, misconceptions, and stereotypes held toward people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds;

  • Have increased their knowledge of practice frameworks that may be used to work with diverse population groups;

  • Have learned the skills required to interview people of diverse backgrounds;

  • Be able to identify how their own social and cultural identity influences their social work practice, and

  • Be able to critically evaluate their own professional skills in working with diverse social and cultural groups.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Bishop, Anne. (1994). Becoming an ally: breaking the cycle of oppression. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

  • Hepworth, Dean, Rooney, Ronald, and Larsen, Joann. (1997). Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills. Fifth Edition. Wadsworth Publishing Company.

  • For Students who received prior learning assessment credit for SOCW 353:
  • Cournoyer, Barry. (1996). The Social Work Skills Workbook. Second Edition. California: Wadsworth Publishing Company.

  • Other Resources:
  • Handouts will be given out in class to supplement textbooks.

  • As audio-visual equipment will be used extensively throughout this course in class and for assignments, students are required to buy three blank 60 minute video tapes.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Instructors regularly modify and update course outlines. For the most recent version please contact the department.