City University of Hong Kong
Information on a Course
offered by Department of Applied Social Sciences with effect from Semester A in 2014/2015
Course Title: Integrated Social Work Practice Seminar
Course Code: SS4002
Course Duration: One Semester
No. of Credit Units: 2
Medium of Instruction: English
Medium of Assessment: English
Prerequisites (Course Code and Title): Nil
Precursors (Course Code and Title): Nil
Equivalent Courses (Course Code and Title): Nil Exclusive Courses (Course Code and Title): Nil
1. Course Aims
This course aims to develop students' competence in using an integrative intervention model for direct social work practice, by familiarizing them with an eclectic or selective application of relevant and innovative practice theories and skills in practice settings.
2. Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
No. CILOs Weighting
1. Recognize and apply the different theoretical approaches in direct social work practice;
30% 2. Describe and analyze the integrative eclectic model in direct
social work practice;
30% 3. Reflect on and evaluate the issues and skills required in
applying the integrative eclectic model in direct social work practice; and
4. Be able to engage in a life-long innovative and creative practitioner in professional learning.
3. Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs)
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to facilitate students’ achievement of the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)
CILO No. TLA1 TLA2 TLA3 TLA4 Hours/course (if
applicable) CILO 1 √ √ √ CILO 2 √ √ √ √ CILO 3 √ √ √ √ CILO 4 √ √ √ TLA1 - Lectures
- Lectures will be conducted in order to deliberate the relevant concepts and theories. TLA2 - Case discussion (supplemented with video materials) and role play
- Case examples will be presented to illustrate the ways in which different theoretical approaches can be applied in an integrative eclectic model. Role play will also be used to facilitate students’ learning in the application of practice skills from different theoretical approaches to critical incidents in direct social work practice.
TLA3 - Tutorials
- Students will be required to bring in narratives, written accounts, case study reports, and video/audiotapes as objects of collaborative inquiry in small groups for monitoring, re-presenting, reflecting, and evaluating one’s practice experience.
TLA4 - Problem-based learning in groups
- Students will be required to present group projects on the application of the integrative eclectic model in selected case situations.
4. Assessment Tasks/Activities
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to assess how well the students achieve the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)
CILO No. Type of assessment tasks/activities
Weighting (if applicable) State CILOS in percentages
CILOs 1–2 AT1: Reflective journal 20%
CILOs 1–4 AT2: Group project, class presentation
CILOs 1–4 AT3: Paper 50%
AT1: Reflective journal (20%)
- Students will be assessed on their ability to produce a self-critical reflection on how they apply and use an integrative eclectic model, and the different approaches to social work practices in an innovative way.
AT2: Group project, class presentation (30%)
- Students will be divided into groups of 5 to 6 students. They will select cases identified from their fieldwork placement and analyse the ways in which different theoretical approaches can be applied in an integrative eclectic and innovative way.
- They will also select a critical incident from the practice case and demonstrate how practice skills from different theoretical approaches can be applied in the helping process in an innovative way.
AT3: Paper (50%)
- Students will have to write a paper based on the case presented in class. - The paper should include a deliberation of
i. the theoretical approaches relevant to the practice case;
ii. the ways that an integrative eclectic model can be applied to the case; and iii. a critical reflection on the students’ own practice and the gaining of
self-knowledge as a reflective and creative practitioner.
5. Grading of Student Achievement: Refer to Grading of Courses in the Academic Regulations.
Letter Grade Grading criteria in relation to CILOs
A+ A A-
Excellent demonstration of understanding and appraising the various intervention models taught in classes.
Excellent integration of intervention models and practice in an innovative way. Excellent reflection on own practice.
B+ B B-
Good demonstration of understanding and appraising the various intervention models taught in classes.
Good integration of intervention models and practice in an innovative way. Good reflection of own practice.
C+ C C-
Adequate demonstration of understanding and appraising the various intervention models taught in classes.
Adequate integration of intervention models and practice. Adequate reflection of own practice.
D Fair demonstration of understanding and appraising the various intervention models taught in classes.
Fair integration of intervention models and practice. Fair reflection of own practice.
F Poor demonstration of understanding and appraising the various intervention models taught in classes.
Poor integration of intervention models and practice. Poor reflection of own practice.
1. Keyword Syllabus
1 The integrative eclectic model for direct social work practice a. Holistic, multi-level intervention model
b. Approaches to eclecticism
2 Theoretical approaches in direct social work practice a. Person-centered approach b. Reality therapy c. Cognitive-behavioural Intervention d. Psychodrama e. Use of “play” f. Use of “art”
3 Integration of service programs
a. Development towards integration of service programmes in Hong Kong
b. Effectiveness of integrated social work practice in enhancing the helping process and clients’ benefits
4 Basic skills
a. Relationship building with clients
b. Skills for handling resistance, engaging and motivating clients 2. Recommended Reading
(Readings marked with an "*" are the required readings)
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Cooper, M. G., & Lesser, J. G. (2002). Clinical social work practice: An integrated approach. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. (Chapter 13 – Solution focused therapy: a postmodern approach) Cooper, M., Watson, J. C., & Hoeldampf, D. (2010). Person-centered and experiential therapies
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Corey, G. (2005). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy. CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company (pp.162-189).
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