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DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

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Lectures 2021/22

Social Work

> Counselling SE
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Counselling SE

Lector: DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The students engage with the fundamentals of conversation guidance, bearing in mind the different settings (mandated settings, first conversation, challenging forms of communication). They receive an overview of the different forms of communication in Social Work (i.e. counselling, negotiating, informing, mediation). Techniques and activities within counselling, such as listening actively, sending I-messages, perceptions, asking helpful questions und dealing with silence are practiced. The fundamentals of the setting and relationship-building are conveyed, and an engagement with (im)partiality takes place.
Ideal scenarios and structural patterns of counselling conversations in settings with individual clients, families or systems are central to this module. These are used as a starting point for a professionally sound reflection about conversations, which are simulated in role play. Different consultative approaches (i.e. systemic, solution-focused, person-centred, psychoanalytical) are presented and practiced using role playing.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, role play

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Practice 1 SE
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Reflection on Practice 1 SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In this module, the students acquire an understanding of the conditions and objectives of ‘reflection' and collectively generate group rules for the formation of the module. Self-perception and external perception are addressed, and team and cooperation skills strengthened.
Furthermore, students acquire fundamental knowledge about selected social organisations i.e. relating to their history, goals, tasks, legal conditions, financial foundations, professional repertoire of methods, organisational structure and documentation. Current questions by selected institutions, as well as concrete practice experience are reflected, and related to theory and practice where appropriate. This is also done in preparation for a 4-week long work placement, which full time students complete at the beginning of the 2nd semester and relates to the practice orientation days for part time students in the 1st/2nd semester. Questions about reconciling studies, work placement and professional motivation are discussed. The different roles of work placement managers and interns are discussed and explained.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Group work, excursion, social space research

Language

German-English

> Orientation and Fields of Social Work ILV
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Orientation and Fields of Social Work ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Verena Musil, MSc MBA, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag.a Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In this module the reflection about personal learning and biography are encouraged and specific revision strategies conveyed. Alongside a presentation of students' group work as a specific form of learning, methods of time management are introduced, and the personal implementation of such methods addressed.
Furthermore, the students learn about the department's curriculum with its modular structure and receive an introduction to the administrative procedures of the degree. They receive an initial overview of the different areas of work, as well as about professional intervention in the context of Social Work.

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Discussion, group work, lecture

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Practice 3 SE
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Reflection on Practice 3 SE

Lector: Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Through a continuous exchange in a fixed reflection group, the individual and group-specific topics which are relevant for Social Work, as well as interest-based questions are elaborated.
The seminary content is oriented toward the topics, which are actively introduced by the group members. As is necessary and according to interests, topical emphasis can be picked up and deepened. Strengthening and allowing the individual responsibility and initiative of the group members is of central importance here.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Discussion, group work, role play, lecture, excursion, individual coaching

Language

German

> Reflection on Practice 5 SE
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Reflection on Practice 5 SE

Lector: Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

During their work placement the continuous reflection and analysis of this in-depth and personal experience in individual and group settings, are central. The integration of personal experiences and exchange in the seminar group deepen the professional understanding and offer a contribution toward their professional identity. The students learn to apply themselves to a team, organisational structure, case analysis, theoretical and conceptual basics of social institutions, as well as their respective methodological intervention.
Prior to the work placement, the preparation and detailed planning of this part of the degree takes place. Specific topical emphases, which are relevant for the field, are addressed. Furthermore, the students engage with their individual learning objectives and define their professional goals.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Group work, presentation, casework, discussion, individual coaching

Language

German-English