This course provides an in depth understanding of salient systemic concepts and the applications in social work and clinical practice. It enhances knowledge of a variety of foundational systemic models that are integrative to foster a coherent approach in working with clients in the multi-socio-cultural context in Singapore.
In view of the grounding this course would provide in terms of the theoretical frameworks, concepts and applications to practice, it is strongly recommended that potential applicants to the Post Graduate Diploma in Family and Systemic Practice and other courses run by the centre may consider attending this course.
Clinicians who have worked in the field for some time but has little or no formal training in systemic thinking and practice and wants to see if this is an approach that fits them are also encouraged to take up this course.
|This course enables participants to:|
|1.||Equip themselves with a holistic approach in understanding the complex issues beyond the presenting symptoms that are manifested in individuals and families.|
|2.||Learn to incorporate systemic thinking into practice through a more conversational approach to working with others.|
|3.||Learn to deepen their self-reflexivity through examining their relational positioning and stance in the context of uncertainty and risks.|
|4.||Gain an integrative perspective of the different systemic models in working with individuals and families.|
77 hours, 4 months
Trainees will be provided with an in-depth understanding of salient systemic concepts such as general systems theory, circularity, feedback loops, context (inclusive of wider social and cultural discourse) and appreciate how the family functions and organises itself during transitional points, that supports personal autonomy while maintaining togetherness. They will learn how to bridge thinking to clinical and casework practice. They will learn the “use of the self” as a main tool in practice, especially in the uncertain and risk environment that practice is operating from. Additionally, trainees will study a variety of systemic models. There will be demonstrations and discussions on the integration of the approaches to adapt to the social-cultural context of families in Singapore.
MODULE 3: CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATIONAL SYSTEMIC MODELS IN SOCIAL WORK AND CLINICAL PRACTICE (CSM) (35 hours)
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Trainees will attend lectures for the first and second modules, together with the trainees for both certificates in Foundational Systemic Thinking and Systemic Applications in Social Work and Clinical Practice (CST and CSA).