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THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES IN SOCIAL WORK Print E-mail

Code5013
Hours/week2
Credits3
Type                                                 
Compulsory
Semester
5th
Pre-requisites
None
TutorV. Pattakou


AIMS

The aim of the course is for the students to acquire knowledge of the modern social work theory, the different theoretical approaches (traditional and radical) and the ways they shaped its theory and practice. An effort is taking place in order for them to comprehend the theoretical documentation and total development of the science of social work. 

CONTENT

  • Introduction. The social construction of social work' s theory. The application of social work’s theory. 
  • Social work and modern society. The social role of social work.
  • Political dimension of social work. 
  • Report and evaluation of theories that shaped social work theory and practice. Psychodynamic approaches, the Crisis intervention and Task - centered models. Cognitive-Behavioural Theories, Systemic and Ecological approaches, the models of social psychology and communication, humanist and Existential approaches, social and community development, radical and Marxist approaches, Anti-discriminatory and Anti-oppressive- antiracist approaches, Empowerment and advocacy.
  • The central role of women in social work profession. A feministic approach.
  • Modernism and social work - Meta-modern theories.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The students are expected to: 

  • Comprehend the breadth of theoretical influences that the social work has accepted and at the same time it practises in-depth of time. 
  • Comprehend the different theoretical approaches that influenced the theory and application of social work internationally and in our country and to connect the theory of social work with its application.