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What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free course, Becoming a critical social work practitioner, will guide you through some important concepts

Introduction

The course explores what it means to become a critical social work practitioner by using a series of activities and readings to guide you through some new and important concepts. An understanding of ‘critical perspectives’ will help you make a positive and constructive approach to the challenging problems that arise in social work practice. You will be introduced to a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgment in the delivery of social work services; recognizing the complex tensions between the personal and the social processes in people's lives. The course also explores the relationship between justice and care and control, and the practical and ethical dilemmas in this relationship.
An understanding of 'critical perspectives' will help you make a positive and constructive approach to problems that arise in social work practice. Course learning outcomes After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgment in the delivery of social work services; recognizing the complex tensions between personal and social processes in people's lives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between justice, care and control and the practical and ethical effects of this relationship.

Course Curriculum

    • Active Reading and Questioning 01:00:00
    • Hearing about Critical Practice 01:00:00
    • Constructive Social Work 01:00:00
    • What is constructive social work? 01:00:00
    • Objective Conditions and Subjective Definitions 01:00:00
    • Critical use of Language: Service user views and professional power 01:00:00
    • Analyzing Practice 01:00:00
    • What to do about Sarah? 02:00:00
    • Sarah and John talking under a Streetlight 01:00:00
    • Reactions and Reflections 01:00:00
    • Professional conference with Karen present 01:30:00
    • Perspectives on Practice: Building Relationships 01:30:00
    • Conclusion 01:00:00

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