Full Title:Themes and Concepts 1
Module Code:SOCC H8017
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2012/13 ( February 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe and explain the application of theory to inform and enhance social care practice.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of strength's based perspective and how to apply it to practice based scenarios
  3. Develop an understanding of Carl Roger's Client Centred Therapy and appreciate it's usefulness in social care
  4. Describe and explain the process of the development of an attachment between a child and their primary care giver and demonstrate an understanding of the formation of different attachment patterns. Evaluate the use of this theory in the practice of social care work.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Why use theory in Social Care?
Background to Carl Roger’s ideas.
Carl Roger’s Theory in social care.
Carl Roger’s conditions for therapy
Attachment Theory – The formation of attachments
Attachment Theory – Attachment types
Attachment Theory – Assessing attachments
Attachment Theory – Intergenerational Patterns
Strengths Perspective in Social Care.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

No Course Work
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Directed Reading n/a 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial n/a 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecture n/a 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study n/a 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hughes, Daniel. 2006, Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children., Jason Aronson Oxford
  • Share, P. and Lalor, K. 2009, Applied Social Care: An Introduction for Students in Ireland., Gill and Macmillan, Dublin
  • Tudor, Louise et al. 2004, The Person Centred Approach: a Contemporary Introduction, Palgrave, Macmillian
  • Golding, Kim. 2008, Nurturing Attachments : Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Oko, J. 2008, Understanding and Using Theory in Social Work,, Exeter, Learning Matters Ltd,
Supplementary Book Resources
  • O Connor,T and Murphy, M, Social Care in Ireland, CIT Press, 2006
  • Berger, K, The Developing Person, Worth Publishers, 2005 (6th Ed)
  • Bowlby, J, Attachment and Loss, Penguin, 1971
  • Cairns, K, Attachment, Trauma and Resilience, BAAF, 2002
  • Fahlberg, V, A Child’s Journey Through Placement, BAAF, 1994
  • Gilligan, R, Promoting Resilience, a resource guide on working with children in the care system, BAAF, 2001
  • Howe, D, Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice, Macmillan, 1995
  • Howe, David, Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support, A practice and assessment model, Macmillan, 1999
  • Rogers, C, Client Centred Therapy, Constable, 1951
  • Rogers, C R, The Carl Rogers Reader, Constable, 1989
  • Rogers,C, On Becoming a Person, Constable, 1961
  • Saleeby, D, Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, Pearson, 2006
  • Schofield, G, Attachment Handbook for Foster care and Adoption, BAAF, 2006
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.scie.org.uk – Social Care Institute of Excellence
  • Website: www.itsligo.ie/gateway - Irish Social Care Information
  • Website: www.niscc.info – Northern Ireland Social Care
  • Website: www.careandhealth.com – Care and Health
  • Website: www.iascw.ie – Irish Association of Social Care Workers

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 2 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 2 Mandatory
DK_HCSSC_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Social Care 2 Mandatory