SOWK 448: Concurrent Fieldwork (One Semester)


This course provides students with the opportunity to practice their skills in working with therapeutic groups. Concurrent fieldwork begins with the commencement of the first semester of Level 400 and ends with the inter-semester break.  The placement is for a period of 13 weeks.  Students are expected to work for two days in a week and a minimum of 4 hours each day.  This implies that throughout the semester students are required to be undergoing field work concurrently with lectures.  Unlike the long vacation fieldwork which exposes students to methods of working with individuals and communities, the purpose of concurrent fieldwork is to expose students to working with therapeutic groups. They are expected to attend group meetings, observe, discuss and interview members and assist them to achieve their desired objectives or goals.