UNIT – I Social case work – definition – objectives – historical development of social case work – case work in relation with other methods of social work – basic principles of social case work – basic components of social case work situation – the person – the problem – the place and the process – the client –case work relationship and the use of professional self. UNIT – II Case work process - social case work process – study – diagnosis treatment and follow up and techniques in the study process – interview – observation – home visits &collateral contracts – special examination and tests – diagnostic evaluation process – methods of treatment – recording in social case work – needs – importance and types of recording. UNIT – III Social group work – meaning – definition – objectives – historical development of social work – principles and skills – roles of group work – social groups – definition – types of groups and their characteristics influence of group on individuals. UNIT – IV Group work process – social group work process – planning phase – beginning phase – ending phase – group dynamics – acceptance – group bond – isolation – rejection, sub group and cliques – sociometry and sociogram – program planning and technique – group work recording – need importance and types of recording. UNIT – V Application of case and group work – approaches to social case work practice – psycho, social functional diagnostic crisis intervention – counseling and psychotherapy – case work and group work practice in different settings – family and child welfare – medical psychiatric correctional and industrial aged homes & schools – cultural barriers for practicing social case work and social group work in India.
REFERENCE BOOKS: 1. Dynamic of case work counseling. – APTEKAR. 2. Theory and practice of social case work – HAMILITON GORDAN. 3. Social case work recording - HAMILITON GORDAN. 4. Social group work: a helping process – KONAPKA. H 5. An introduction to social case work – MATHEW GRACE. 6. Social case work, a problem solving process / social group work practices and principles. – TREKKAR HARLEIGH .B