SW 320 Social Work Practice II: Groups
SP 2009 HO
Hubbert, Paulette D.
LCSW, MSW, CSACII, CPS
By appointment, or before/after class
01/12 – 5/9 2008
10:10 - 11:25 AM
Admission to the BSW Program
Textbook: An Introduction to Group Work Practice Ronald W. Toseland/Robert Rivas Fifth Edition ISBN 0-205-37606-1
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Exams (LO 1-7)
Portfolio assignment - Write a paper to address your role and identity as an individual, as a member of many overlapping groups, and as a generalist and professional social worker leading groups in the future. What do you see as your role now and in the future? How will situations and groups which have formed your identity to date impact your skills and style as a generalist social worker forming and leading groups in the future? Based on your past experiences, how will this negatively and positively impact your ability to work with groups? Give some specific examples of types of groups where your experience will negatively impact your facilitation of them and examples where it will positively impact them. This will require some research on your part to learn about types of groups. Please fully explain yourself in each of these areas. Your work needs to demonstrate a strong knowledge base but also extensive personal insight. (3-4 pages)
Research paper - Research the history of group work in the field of social work. Need to discuss the various types of groups and social work's view. This paper needs to demonstrate you have researched thoroughly and demonstrated a comprehensive understanding. Please offer an insightful opinion based on solid understanding of the information. Must use at least 5 reputable, peer reviewed sources in addition to the text. (5-7 pages)
Problems in groups - Working as a generalist social worker in a group setting can present some unique challenges to the provision of ethical and effective services. Each student will need to determine an ethical challenge that could occur in a group. Research this and submit a study that thoroughly examines both positive and negative issues involved. You will be expected to consider relevant issues in NASW code of ethics, state and federal laws as well as the needs, expectations and consequences for the individuals involved.
Group Intervention Planning (2)- Each student will select 2 topics or issues that may benefit from a group intervention. One of these must be for a task group and one for a treatment group. You will need to read related materials to summarize the key points of the material on each topic and develop an outline of a group session that can be used by a group facilitator to design and run a similar group; again this needs to be done for task and treatment groups (two separate treatment plans). You will need to write up a proposal for this group. Your final proposals need to have at least three references and an annotated bibliography. Use Appendix D, E and F in your An Introduction to Group Work Practice book as your outline.
Group Facilitation - In class each student will co-facilitate a group session (role play) based on their Group Intervention Planning.
Grading: Portfolio Assignment – 15pts
Research Paper – 15pts
Problems paper – 15pts
Group Facilitation – 15pts
Core Assessment – 30pts
Class attendance/participation – 10 pts
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are on the date indicated. Assignments not submitted on time will receive a deduction of 10% of the possible score per day. ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE THIRD DAY LATE . Contact instructor in a timely manner regarding any questions on any assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Class attendance is imperative.
2. Tardiness is disruptive to the class and will result in points being deducted from the final grade.
3. Active participation is imperative in the classroom. In order to actively participate, the student must come to class prepared for that class. All readings must be completed.
4. All papers are to be written in 12-font, double-spaced, using APA style. Sources must be used and adequately cited. Wikipedia is not considered an appropriate source. If it is used it must be cited but it does not count for the number of sources.
5. Personal perspectives including differences will be valued. Degrading or discriminatory remarks or behaviors are not acceptable.
6. Due to the sensitive material, courtesy and respect must be maintained at all times. This includes students not having private conversations while others are talking.
7. If a student's behaviors in the classroom is disruptive, the instructor will allow the student an opportunity to correct the behavior without consequences. If the behavior continues to be disruptive, the student may be asked to leave the classroom and may be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Daily course topics will revolve around topic in texts for that week. A case study will be addressed each week.
Chapter One Appendix 1
Values and Ethics Knowledge base of group work
Portfolio due Feb 5
Research Paper due 3/5
Mar 31 /Apr 2
Role plays begin 4/9 Group Ethics paper due Apr 9
Class role plays
Role plays end 4/29
Core assessment paper due NLT May 5.
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