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WS2510 - Interpersonal Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Introduction to the skills and frameworks of interpersonal practice and communication in social welfare including the facilitative conditions of helping, reflective empathic listening (including skills of working across culture and difference), a range of other methods of helping in social welfare practice (eg advocacy and mediation)and perspectives on Indigenous styles of helping.

Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of and skills in the use of self and attending behaviours including empathy, warmth, respect, openness and genuineness;
  • understanding of and skills in using a range of micro-skills of interpersonal communication and helping, including engaging and building rapport, reflective listening, identifying and reflecting feeling, questioning and paraphrasing;
  • understanding of the importance of race, ethnicity and culture on the development of empathic relationships in social welfare practice and the ability to demonstrate sensitivity to these issues;
  • understanding of a range of other helping interventions used in social welfare practice (eg. mediation, advocacy);
  • understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Indigenous frameworks of helping offer in extending the responsiveness and sensitivity of social welfare interventions.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS2019

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Professor Debra Miles.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); dvd and reflection (60%).

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles, <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); dvd and reflection (60%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles, <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); dvd and reflection (60%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 14-Apr-2012 to 18-Apr-2012 (Compulsory on campus workshop)
Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles, <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars - On campus workshop in Townsville.
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); dvd and reflection (60%).

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.