This module takes a theoretical and critical approach to the development of skills in systemic practice including: evaluation, conducting systemic interviews and designing and implementing systemic interventions.
Students will become conversant with family systems theory, family life cycle, family breakdown and the range of models of Systemic Practice, and be able to apply and critique them in their social work practice.
The module will focus on theoretical models of systemic practice that have developed assessment protocols and where there are related research instruments that can be used to monitor the effectiveness of interventions (Bentovim and Bingley Miller, 2004; Ryan et al., 2005), and the content will include:
The Munro report (2011) proposed that social workers use a systemic approach both within the delivery and management of services and in the direct work with service users and their families. A systemic approach is indicated for service users in both child and adult services. Social workers need the skills to work with people in their family, community or ecological contexts, enabling the systems around the service user to support them in their community context.
In the assessment of the module, students will be expected to evidence application of these models.
This module is suitable for the continuing professional development of both newly qualified and experienced social workers in the context of the College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities Framework.
Newly qualified or experienced social workers.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
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The assessment task will require students to evidence the application of systemic practice in the workplace and will be broken down into three parts:
The form of the assignment will be a patchwork text to facilitate formative as well as summative assessment.
Workshop continuing professional development (2 days)
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
May 2018, September 2018, January 2019
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