SS2113 - Working with Individuals and Families

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Students taking this course will learn basic theories and models commonly used by social workers when dealing with human problems on individual and family levels. The overview of the theoretical models will lead to self-reflective and experiential learning and then developing concepts to assessing and intervening problems of individuals and families from social work perspectives.

This course aims to

  1. Examine the nature and development of the methods of casework and family work practices in the social work profession and to identify the basic theoretical models forming the generic base of social casework.
  2. Acquire an overview of the different social work processes as generated from different theoretical models in working with target systems at individual and family levels.
  3. Discover and explain the comparative and integrative use of different theoretical models when working with individuals and families.
  4. Learn the theoretical models with a cross-cultural dimension and self-reflective experiential ways. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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