Psychology for Social Work

Psychology for Social Work

SCWK2004 Psychology for Social Work 201

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/wk and 1x1-hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: 48 credit points Assessment: 1400wd tutorial reflection paper (30%) and 2-hr exam (55%) and tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work and combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work degrees.
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.
SCWK2005 Psychology for Social Work 202

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/wk and 1x1-hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: 48 credit points Assessment: 1400wd tutorial reflection paper (30%) and 2-hr exam (55%) and tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work and combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work degrees.
The unit of study focuses on psychological theories and research associated with mental health and several contemporary issues of particular relevance to the practice of social work. Strategies are introduced to assist in an understanding of the complex factors involved in experiences of child abuse, domestic violence, suicide awareness and prevention, drug and alcohol addiction, gambling, living with mental illness, and grief.