Course in Social Case work

Bharathiar University
In Coimbatore

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Description

To facilitate the students to learn the importance of Social Case Work and its application in. social work profession.

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Coimbatore
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 641046., Tamil Nadu, India
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Course programme

This course portrays the different aspects of social case work and working with individual.
Goals:
To facilitate the students to learn the importance of Social Case Work and its application in
social work profession.
Objectives:
On successful completion of the course the students should enrich their knowledge about (i)
the fundamentals of social case work, (ii) process of social case work, and (iii) approaches
and theories of social case work including its application and recent development.
Contents:
Unit I Fundamentals of Social Case Work
Social Case Work: Meaning, definition and objectives, nature and scope, its
importance and relationship with other methods of Social Work; Principles of
case work; Components of Social Case Work: the person, the problem, the
place and the process. Client-case worker relationship and the use of
professional self.
Unit II Process of Social Case Work
Social Case Work process: Initial contact, case study, analysis and
assessment, diagnosis and treatment, termination and follow-up; Tools and
Techniques of Social Case Work: Interview, observation, home visits and
collateral contacts; Social Case Work intervention: Direct and indirect multidimensional
intervention.
Unit III Approaches / Theories in Social Case Work
Approaches / Theories in Social Case Work: Psychological approach,
functional approach, problem solving model, diagnostic approach, diagnostic
approach and crisis intervention, family therapy and counseling in the Indian
context, similarities and differences; Social Case Work Recording: Need,
importance and types of recording.
Unit IV Application of Social Case Work
Social Case Work in different settings: Family and child welfare, School,
Community, Medical and Psychiatric institutions. Correctional settings: Care
of aged and in foster home. Development of professional-self and role of
worker as an enabler, facilitator, guide and resource mobilizor in various
settings.
Unit V Recent Developments in Social Case Work
Recent development in Social Case Work; Problems and limitations of Social
Case Work practice in India; Impact of social, cultural factors on individual
and families; Practice and research in Social Case Work; Use of single case
evaluation and ethnography as research methods in Social Case Work.

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