UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SWSP5633 Counselling and Ethics

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit builds on previous learning in social work knowledge and practice gained from SWSP5306 Indigenous People and Social Work, SWSP5631 Introduction to Social Work Methods, SWSP5309 Field Education 1: First Placement and SWSP5301 Social Work Knowledge, Theory and Values. It enhances practical skills for counselling in various settings and further develops ethical social work practice. Using a contextual ethical framework which includes the recognition and use of personal values, professional codes and organisational policies, students apply ethical models to case studies of ethical dilemmas. Students learn appropriate consultative processes, to think and work with cultural sensitivity, the importance of critical reflection, and how to be accountable for ethical decisions they make.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the importance of accurate data collection in compiling a psychosocial history; (2) develop an understanding of the application of theory and models in the formulation of psycho-social assessments; and (3) refine their decision making processes using the models of decision making provided and then apply them to problem situations which have a moral and ethical dimension.
Assessment Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Mark Sachmann
Contact hours 6 hours per week for 6 weeks
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SWSP5633/TS-J-4A/2017

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