Ommunication Skills and Key Theories Applied to Social Work Practice

This assessment is a Patchwork Text (see appendix) consisting of 4 i??patchesi?? which, together, should not exceed 6,000 words. Try to give equal weight to patches 1-3 (e.g. about 1,700 words. Patch 4 need not be as long as the other three.

Patch 1
Communication. Explain the importance of good communication skills in social work. Outline why it is important to understand different types of communication. Lastly, discuss barriers to communication that might exist between social workers and service users and suggest ways or methods of overcoming these barriers in practice. Support your discussion with evidence of relevant reading. (LO 4)

Patch 2
Choose two key theories, one from human growth and development (e.g. i??attachmenti?? or i??lossi??) and one from social work theories/models/methods (e.g. i??task centredi?? or i??systems theoryi??). For each, using references to support your discussion, outline key aspects of the theory and explain how that theory might be applied appropriately to a practice situation. (LOi??s 1, 2)

Patch 3
Observation. Briefly explain the principles of good observation in social work. From the video of a social work situation discuss your observations in line with the specific guidelines provided in Appendix One. (LO 5)

Patch 4
i??Stitching it all togetheri??. Reflect on what you believe are the key concepts/points of learning from patches 1, 2 and 3, that assist your professional development as a social worker. In particular, how has what you have learned help you, as a social worker, work effectively with service users? (LO 3)

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the video is in this notes i have sent and would you please answer the questions as needed and i have shown the learning outcomes in thes notes such that when answering you will have to see if it corresponds with the learning outcome and thanks in advance.
Communication Skills and Key Theories Applied to Social Work Practice
Patch 1
Communication. Explain the importance of good communication skills in social work. Outline why it is important to understand different types of communication. Lastly, discuss barriers to communication that might exist between social workers and service users and suggest ways or methods of overcoming these barriers in practice. Support your discussion with evidence of relevant reading. (Learning Outcome 4) word 1500
Learning outcome 4 covers
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate an understanding of communication skills, including verbal, non-verbal and written skills
Baswa
Social work communication
Use some case review such as Victoria climbie on to highlight communication
Use books for some evidence
Physical language & psychological/ culture attitude
Patch 2
Choose two key theories, one from human growth and development (e.g. i??attachmenti?? or i??lossi??) and one from social work theories/models/methods (e.g. i??task centredi?? or i??systems theoryi??). For each, using references to support your discussion, outline key aspects of the theory and explain how that theory might be applied appropriately to a practice situation. (LOi??s 1, 2) word 1500
Learning outcome 1
Knowledge and understanding
Demonstrate knowledge of key social work theories, methods and models
Learning outcome 2
Knowledge and understanding
Apply social work theories, methods and models to practical situations appropriate to social work practice
Family therapy/ambiguous loss
Underpin theories

Patch 3 use as first person (the video is in this points of learning from patches 1, 2 and 3, that assist your professional development as a social worker. In particular, how has what you have learned help you, as a social worker, work effectively with service users? (LO 3) word 1000
Learning outcome 3
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate the ability to use a reflective model to explore understanding of the professional self

those are the learning outcomes
1 Knowledge and understanding
Demonstrate knowledge of key social work theories, methods and models

2 Knowledge and understanding
Apply social work theories, methods and models to practical situations appropriate to social work practice

3 Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate the ability to use a reflective model to explore understanding of the professional self

4 Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate an understanding of communication skills, including verbal, non-verbal and written skills

5 Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice skills of observation