Professional Practice: Integrated

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.7301
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

Students will develop their own integrated model of practice and extend their knowledge and understanding of the social work process and clinical supervision to work safely in difficult practice areas.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. evaluate the complex nature of Social Work by articulating their own integrated model of practice related to the practice placement to be undertaken with a suitable social service organisation;
  2. evaluate the complex phenomena arising in group, family, whanau and community processes (e.g. conflict, risk assessment, dangerous situations) and apply theoretical knowledge to effectively deal with these complex phenomena;
  3. distinguish the need to effectively deal with dangerous situations with clients (ethical considerations, using supervision, seeking support) and apply theoretical knowledge to effectively respond to these situations;
  4. critique the concept of professional dangerousness: stress, burnout, enmeshment, avoidance, and role of supervision in managing workload; and
  5. critically analyse issues related to power and its relationship to social work practice.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017