BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-477 - Family Practice - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-477 - Family Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to social work practice with contemporary families with diverse structure and backgrounds utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives including anti-oppression, feminist and Aboriginal. Students develop an understanding of families within a social, cultural, economic, and political context and examine ethical and practice issues commonly encountered in social work practice with families. Students develop skills and integrate theory and practice through class discussion, assignments, and experiential exercises.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Elective Courses
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, third year standing or permission of the instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's of Social Work
    Office Hours: 1.5 hour for every 3 hours of classroom instruction
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Class Participation 20% Three Assignments 80%
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills and/or attitudes in the following:
  • be able to conceptualize families, how they are structured and how they function, using a systems model and constructs;

  • be able to assess families using systems constructs;

  • be encouraged to critique the application of systems theory to the family;

  • be able to explore issues of gender and family development;

  • be introduced to the therapeutic process of family intervention;

  • be able to articulate some of the different intervention strategies in working with family systems; and

  • be able to conceptualize the aspects of self that have an impact upon the therapeutic system.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Course Outline

  • Goldenberg, H. and Goldenberg, I. 1995). Family Therapy: An Overview. Fourth Edition. Brooks/Cole. Pacific Grove.

  • Richardson, R.W. (1987). Family Ties That Bind. Vancouver, British Columbia: Self Counsel Press.
  • Other Resources:
    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.