Foundations of Social Work Theory (MSWPG7101)

Students will be introduced to a range of theories that inform contemporary Social Work practice including psychosocial theory, life course theory, critical theory, radical and feminist theory, postmodern theory and anti-oppressive approaches. After exploring the history of professional Social Work, students will explore current debates and the impact of working from particular theoretical bases on vulnerable people and populations serviced by the human service industry. This will be explored in relation to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; Indigenous lived experiences; Geography; Mental Health; Child and Family Welfare; Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Students will also be introduced to AASW Practice Standards, Code of Ethics and a social justice framework.

Credit points 15
EFTSL 0.125
Contribution band 1
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