BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-353 - Social Work Practice With Individuals - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-353 - Social Work Practice With Individuals - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The course will demand self-reflection, active experimentation, and the integration of theory with practice. Due to the nature of the course content, the high level of individual and group interaction and the emphasis on self-development, participation and attendance at all classes is required. Students are expected to be self-directed in their learning. This will involve summarizing assigned readings, challenging one's self in discussions, role plays and exercises, providing supportive/developmental feedback to peers and the instructor during the course.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Core Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, third year standing.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's of Social Work
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours for every 3 hours of classroom instruction
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Beginnings Video Tape 20% Feedback Video Tape 20% Elder’s Presentation 25% The Real Thing Video Tape 35% 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:
  • Demonstrate mastery of basic communication skills;

  • Demonstrate the ability to guide the client through the problem solving process;

  • Identify personal strengths and areas for development in communication skills, including the purposeful use of self in the helping relationship;

  • Demonstrate an awareness of their personal value systems; their beliefs, opinions and ethics, which impact on communication style; and

  • Demonstrate social work values and personal qualities necessary for effective helping: respect, genuineness, mutuality and client self-determination.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how basic communication skills can be transferable within a range of situations.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Hepworth, Dean: Rooney, Ronald and Larsen, JoAnn. (1997). Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills, Fifth Edition. California: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.

  • Cournoyer, B. (1996). The Social Work Skills Workbook (2nd Ed). Nelson Canada: Scarborough, Ontario. (On reserve in NVIT Library.)
  • 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.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 202403 Dec 2024