BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHMS-210 - Theoretical Foundations in Human Service Practice - 3.00 Credits

IHMS-210 - Theoretical Foundations in Human Service Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to various theories for human service practice. A range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous theories are examined to assist students to develop a professional practice framework that establishes a link between theory and practice. Participants integrate theories into their practice framework and investigate the suitability of various theories in practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. Particular attention is paid to the appropriate application of theories and practice for Indigenous peoples.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Human Services Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Successful completion of year one or permission of the program coordinator
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    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: 

    • demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between theory and practice including an understanding of the terms "theory", "theoretical approach", "orientation" and "perspective";

    • demonstrate an understanding of the Indigenous theories and practice; 

    • describe and apply the principles of behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic theories in practice; 

    • demonstrate an understanding of integrating normative developmental, cultural and gender perspectives into the process of change within the context of practice; and

    • explore and express their current theoretical approach, perspective, and application.

    Text and Materials: Howe, D. (2009). A brief introduction to social work theory. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 
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