Casework, Counselling and Advocacy will prepare you for direct practice with people in a range of circumstances and organisational settings. You will consider how the personal and political contexts of people’s situations oppress or privilege people and critique their broader family, social, cultural, legal and psychological systems with a focus on gender, culture, class, age and other power dimensions. You will critique crisis and case management models and practise and receive feedback using strengths-based approaches to engage, plan and work to achieve goals with people. The course engages you in reflective practice, developing awareness of your own practice style, strengths and challenges. The course will explore processes of advocacy and casework in building people’s inner resources and their social capital. You will discuss the contradictions and tensions that arise in working with people to achieve just outcomes. A pass in this course is required to qualify for your first field placement.
The course assumes knowledge in sociology, psychology or other fields of human study. Co-requisites: Critical Social Work and Ethical Legal and Organisational Contexts of Practice. These courses with Casework counselling and Advocacy are all pre-requisites for Field Education 1.
All relevant course materials are included.
Pen/pencil and notebook.