Psychosocial basis of social work 3401-PS12PPS2z
The course corresponds to the parallel course "Theory and methods of social work", and lays basis for next year courses, such as "Clinical social work" or "Work with the family". Two thematic blocks can be distinguished: (1) problems of social psychology, questions of interpersonal perception and opening social relationships in particular and (2) problems of schools in psychotherapy: different views on the subject of the sources of disorders in the functioning of the individuals and correction methods, that is psychotherapy techniques; realization of the content of the second (much broader) block relies upon analysis and comparison of theses and experience of psychotherapy schools, which exercised significant influence upon theory and practice of social work.
A list of topics:
The sources of disorders in the functioning of the individual in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory
Techniques of psychotherapy in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic schools.
The sources of disorders in the functioning of the individual in behavioral theory.
Techniques of psychotherapy in behavioral schools.
The sources of disorders in the functioning of the individual in cognitive theory
Techniques of cognitive and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.
The sources of disorders in the functioning of the individual in humanistic and existential psychology.
Techniques of humanistic and existential psychotherapy.
Type of course
After realization of the course student will be able to:
- recognize, name and explain mechanisms of interpersonal perception and opening of social relationships
- recognize and explain attitudes of the main psychotherapy schools, compare and contrast them, justify the choice of the most effective techniques of action according to particular types of disorders
2 test, each consisting of 2 parts:
part I – written exam from the understanding of the course content, duration 30 min.
part II – test of abilities of application of the knowledge in solving problems, open book character, duration 60 min.
1.Corey G., Teoria i praktyka poradnictwa i psychoterapii, Zysk i S-ka, Poznań 2005
2.Czabała J., Czynniki leczące w psychoterapii, PWN, Warszawa 2002
3.Grzesiuk L., Psychoterapia. Teoria, Eneteia, Warszawa 2005
4.Oleś P., Wprowadzenie do psychologii osobowości, Scholar, Warszawa 2003
5.Prochaska J., Norcross J., Systemy psychoterapeutyczne, Instytut Psychologii zdrowia PTP, Warszawa 2006
6.Sęk H. (red.), Psychologia kliniczna, PWN, Warszawa 2007
7.Wojcieszke B., Człowiek wśród ludzi, Scholar, Warszawa 2004
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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