Social Work with Sole Clients and Groups

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Work with Sole Clients and Groups

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Social Work

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    SOCW1001 and SOCW1004 or SOCW1003, and enrolment in a Social Work program

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces you to direct practice methods and is a pre-requisite for SOCW2009 Social Work with Sole Clients and Families. You will learn communication skills, rapport building with clients and core interviewing skills including attending, reflective listening, empathy and asking questions. These relationship-building skills constitute the bedrock of social work practice with clients regardless of the practice method used. In the group work component, the course explores different types of social work groups: social action, self-help, reciprocal or ?mutual-aid?; therapy and psycho-education approaches. In relation to these models, you will learn how to observe and work with 'group process' in each stage of a group's development.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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