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WS1006 - Self in Professional Helping

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject introduces students to the foundations of professional helping, with an emphasis on exploring the role of 'the self' in such work. Using a range of sources, students will explore the meaning of self and the social processes involved in its construction. The nature of professional helping is then examined, including an introduction to the philosophical origins, ethical and value orientations and knowledge base that underpin professional social welfare practice. Consideration is given to the different perspectives and theoretical frameworks which shape the understanding and practice of professional helping. The role of the self in helping practice is then explored, with an emphasis on the importance in this process of critical awareness and reflection.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the key features of professional helping and their role in the helping process;
  • assess different perspectives on the nature of self and relate these to both personal experience and professional practice;
  • apply their knowledge of the nature and role of critical reflection to develop a piece of critically reflective writing;
  • construct a response to a case study that reflects their knowledge of professional helping and the use of self.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS1002 WS1004 WS3516

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Peter Jones.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%); case study response (50%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching 23-Apr-2019 to 27-Apr-2019 (compulsory on campus workshop : 4 days Tuesday 23rd April to Saturday 27th April 2019 (dates to exclude Anzac Day))
Coord/Lect: Dr Peter Jones.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - 4 days on campus workshop in Townsville.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%); case study response (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Peter Jones
Lecturer: Dr Jo Mensinga.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%); case study response (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.