This course aims to enable students to meet partially the requirements set by the Social Work Registration Board regarding social work theories and practice. It will help the student be more prepared for the social work profession through acquiring and applying social work values, ethics, principles, as well as theoretical frameworks, knowledge and skills of practice within the context of group settings. It is designed to help social work students of diverse interests and abilities to become critical thinkers in order to integrate the knowledge, skills and values learned in this course within the specific cultures of their clients.
This course aims to
1.1 examine the nature and development of theories and methods of practice in the area of social work with groups;
1.2 acquire an overview of the social work processes in working with target systems at the mezzo level; and
1.3 develop cognitive and ethical competencies for implementing social work interventions appropriate to the target system in the local context.