Social Work with Sole Clients and Groups
Area of Study
Taught In English
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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.
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.