Philosophical Paradigms of Social work

Type: lectures and seminars (36 hours), reading literature.

Level: advanced.

Credits: 10 ECTS.

Tutor: Lidia Kriulya, PhD, lecturer.

Aims of the course:

Studies help a student to:

Learning outcomes:

After the studies a student must understand:

After the course a student must be able to:

Content description:

The course aims to develop students’ capacity to explain how different philosophical ideas influenced the development of social work practices in different contexts, creating the conceptualization of its key objectives and activities, defining the role of a social worker and a service user, as well as shaping their relationships. Social work and theories are studied as discursive practices in contexts. The politics and application of the following perspectives will be analyzed: Psychodynamic Perspective; Crisis Intervention and Task-Centered Models; Cognitive-behavioral theories; Systems and Ecological Perspectives; Humanist and Existential Perspectives; Strength Perspective; Radical and Marxist Perspectives; Feminist Perspective; Postmodern approaches in social work.

Teaching methods :

Lectures, seminars, group work, reading the literature.

Work requirements: Participation in lectures, seminars and group work, reading the literature.

Assessment methods: Essay, 10 ECTS.

Grading: 1-5 / Fail

Recommended reading: Will be delivered by the tutor.