SOCIAL WORK METHODS AND TECHNIQUES 1
Learning outcomes of the course unit
1) knowledge of theoretical, methodological and ethical foundation of contemporary social work
2) Application of practice skills of engagement, assessment, planning, evaluation and termination in direct practice settings.
3) knowledge and ability to apply and critically evaluate different theoretical frameworks in a variety of client situations.
4) Skills in written and oral communication in working with clients
At the beginning of the course, knowledge acquired in the first year of the Master, including basic understanding of social services legislation and social work values and ethics, will be evaluated.
Course contents summary
1) Foundation: theories, practice theories, method, values
2) The helping process phases: engagement, assessment, planning, implementing, termination and evaluation
3) Practice guide by theories: theoretical assumptions and key concepts of four practice theories: Person Centred Model, Task Centred, Motivational Approach, Relational Model
1.Sanfelici M., I modelli nel servizio sociale. Dalla teoria alla pratica, Carocci, Roma (2017).
2.Miller W.R., Rollnick S,, Il colloquio motivazionale.Aiutare le persone a cambiare, Erickson, Trento (2014).
3.Il Codice Deontologico
4. Contents of the lessons, published on Elly Platform.
Campanini A., L'intervento sistemico, Carocci, Roma (2002). [ Capitolo 3 ]
Dellavalle M., Cellini G., Il processo di aiuto del servizio sociale. Prospettive metodologiche, Giappichelli, Torino (2015)
Raineri, Il metodo di rete in pratica, Erickson, Trento (2004)
Allegri E., "Il servizio sociale di Comunità" Carocci, Roma (2016)
The primary teaching approach in this course will be cooperative learning. Material in the course will be presented through class discussions on readings and additional material presented by the professor, class activities (including role-playing), and videos.
Assessment methods and criteria
1) Written test with close-ended 28 questions on the main theoretical concepts (0.5 to each question; max. 0/14)
2) Case study (0/16); 3 pages maximum
The test and the case study have to demonstrate:
-skills in written professional language
-understanding of the key theorectical concepts
-understanding of the helping process stages
-application of one of the practice theories to a social work case study
For any question, students can contact Mara Sanfelici through the email address