Theories and methods of intervention in Social Assistance at the individual level

Course Code: AS 211 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work • Field of study: Social work
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Monica Bara
Seminar tutor: Monica Bara
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Knowledge and learning methods and specific intervention techniques in solving various social problems;
Capacity building and attitudes on planning and management intervention and evaluation.
The skills training and practical skills of the main ways of social intervention methodical case and the specific forms;
Familiar with the main "technical tools" (forms) used in the work of solving social problems;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Models and types of intervention in social work 2. Intervention Project Methodology 3. Strategies for solving social problems 4. Coordination Case 5. Counseling. 6. The method of focusing on the task 7. Crisis Intervention 8. The completion, expansion and monitoring the relationship of social assistance 9. Management of resistance to change 10. Formulation specific intervention methods

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• Explain the four intervention models: Cognitive-behavior Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Person-centred Approach, and Empowerment Approach in terms of their basic assumptions, concepts and methods. • Appraise the nature and functions of theories in social work practice and recognize what are involved in integration of theories and practice. • Assess service users’ needs/problems through exploring with relevant questions guided by different models and implement interventions accordingly. • Have core intervention skills including cognitive restructuring skills, social skill training procedures

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper –– 60%; project assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Payne, Malcolm, Teoria moderna a asistentei sociale, Ed. Polirom, Iaşi, 2004, tot.
Neamţu, George, Enciclopedia asistenței sociale, Ed. Polirom, Iași, 2016, tot.
Sandu Antonio,, Asistenta sociala aplicata. Tehnici de cercetare si modele de interventie, Ed Lumen, Iași, 2013, tot.