There are now 3 possible online modes for units:
Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.
Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus due to COVID border closures. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA and include which of the below criteria applies:
- You are a student who is currently offshore and unable to enter Australia.
- You are a student in Australia who is impacted by state or regional border closures.
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Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Restricted to enrolment by students unable to attend campus due to COVID border closures. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
SWSP5634 Social Work and Mental Health Practice
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Social Work and Mental Health Practice has been developed to comply with the Australian Association of Social Workers Mental Health Competencies (2014) and the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce (2013). The Australian Association of Social Workers Mental Health Competencies (2014) and National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce (2013) documents provides the broad framework for this series of lecture/seminars. The purpose of social work practice in mental health is to assist to restore individual, family, and community well-being, and to promote principles of social justice. Social works clinical practice occurs at the interface between the individual and the environment; social work activity begins with the individual, and extends to the contexts of family, social networks, community, and the broader society.
This unit will examine the two important aspects governing clinical practice in a mental health context. This will include theoretical modalities (knowledge, models of understanding), and clinical intervention strategies (techniques, therapeutic modalities). All the theoretical models examined, where possible, will be evidenced based practice models (EBPs).
The philosophical framework governing this unit from the mental health perspective is the biopsychosocial model, which consciously attempts to incorporate all of the significant dimensions in human existence in order to optimally conceptualise our understanding of the human condition in general and mental health issues specifically.
- Students are able to (1) analyse the contemporary theoretical foundations of mental health practice; (2) examine the application of the biopsychosocial model of mental illness; (3) explain the role of social work in mental health service delivery; (4) describe the different positions in relation to the conceptualisation and treatment of mental health issues; (5) examine trauma, loss and grief and its impact on mental health outcomes.; and (6) explain the concept of social and emotional well-being perspective.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral presentation and (2) test. Further information is available in the unit outline.
For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Except where supplementary assessment is not available in a unit, it will be offered to students in all units who:
- Are in good academic standing overall;
- Have passed over half the units taken in the teaching period concerned, except where they are only enrolled in two or less units in the period;
- Have submitted all assessment items in the unit;
- Have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit; and
- No finding of academic misconduct has been made against them in the unit concerned.
Additionally student may apply for supplementary assessment in any unit which is the final unit required for graduation in there course and where they have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Mark Sachmann
- Unit rules
- SWSP5630: Social Work Methods 1: Introduction to Psychosocial Theory
SWSP5301 Foundations of Social Work Thinking and Identity
SWSP5306 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges and Practices for Social Work
SWSP5631 Introduction to Social Work Methods 2: Theory for Practice - Working with People
SWSP5633 Research Methods 3: Evidence Based Practice-Counselling
SWSP5309 Field Education 1: First Placement
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.