Focus: Practice Methods
This seminar continues its focus on theories and methods of social work practice from the 6th semester class. Building on students´ practicum experiences and previously acquired knowledge, selected theories and methods of social work will be discussed, analyzed, and applied in exercises, case examples etc. A central theme in this class is Critical Reflection, a concept through which we will approach and appreciate different kinds of knowledge. Always seeking multiple perspectives, the seminar combines self-study, reading, and analysis of texts, small group and full class discussions, and experiential approaches to learning. Particular emphasis will be put on strengths-oriented, solution-focused methods, systems theories. Students will have an opportunity to select a particular method or theoretical concept of their own choosing to fulfill their graded assignment.