Class Theory and Methodology of Social Work II

  • Presentation


    The curricular unit aims to present the theoretical-methodological and technical-operational foundations for reflective and critical social intervention with individuals and families.
    It is a curricular unit that intersects and complements the TMSSI, TMSSIII and Social Work and Intervention in Communities courses.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    I. Introduction: The theoretical-methodological, technical-operational and ethical-political dimensions of social work
    II. The professional relationship
    1. Relational and communication skills
    2. Characteristics and essential elements in the professional relationship
    2. Relationships and power
    III. Object of the intervention
    1. The individual in their individual and collective dimension
    2. The family in its diversity of functions, characteristics and types
    IV. The theoretical-methodological dimension of social intervention with individuals and families
    1. Models of social intervention
    2. Methodological procedures
    V. The technical-operative dimension
    1. Main tools and instruments used in social intervention with individuals and families
    VI. The ethical and political dimensions of social work
    1. Ethical and deontological issues in professional behaviour
    2. Ideology and politics in social work

  • Objectives


    The objectives of the course are:

    1. Understand and integrate the theoretical-methodological, ethical-political and technical-operative dimensions of social worker intervention;
    2. Understand the professional relationship and grasp the skills inherent in it;
    3. To understand the individual in a holistic way and the individual and collective dimension;
    4. To understand the family as a social system in its diversity of functions and types;
    5. To analyse and understand intervention models and methodological procedures for social intervention with individuals and families;
    6. Understand the main techniques and tools used in social intervention with individuals and families
    7. Analyse the ethical-deontological and ideo-political dimensions of social work;
    8. Critically and reflexively analyse social intervention in the individual and family domains.
  • References


    Adams, R; Dominelli, L; Payne, M (2011) Critical Practice in Social Work. Palgrave.

    García, T F; Romero, LP(2019) Trabajo social individualizado: metodología de intervención. Alianza Ed

    García, T F; Romero, LP (2019) Trabajo social con familias. Alianza Ed

    Stepney,P & Ford, D (2012) Social Work Models, Methods and Theories. A Framework for Practice. 2ed. Russell House Publ

    Parker, J & Bradley, G (2014) Social Work Practice. Transforming social work practice. Sage

    Ranquet, M (2007) Los modelos en Trabajo Social. Intervención com personas y famílias. Ed. Siglo

    Robertis, C de (2011) Metodologia de Intervenção em Trabalho Social. Porto Editora
    Rogers, M; Whitaker, D; Edmondson, D; Peach, D (2016) Developing skils for Social Work Practice. Sage Publ

    Rollins, W (2020) Social Worker–Client Relationships: Social Worker Perspectives, Australian Social Work, 73:4, 395-407

    Viscarrett, J (2007) Modelos y métodos de intervención en Trabajo Social. Alianza Ed

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