Psychology for Social Work 201 (SCWK2004)


This unit of study focuses on theories and research in psychology that have most relevance to the practice of social work. Areas covered will be (i) Counselling Psychology, critically examining the theoretical foundations of counselling processes; (ii) Human Development, indicating the main patterns of development.

Further unit of study information


2x1-hr lectures/wk and 1x1-hr tutorial/wk


1500wd essay (30%) and 2-hr exam (50%) and 1000wd assignment (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

48 credit points

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.