IMPROVING FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING AND PRACTICE THROUGH STUDENT REFLECTIONS

  • R Partab School of Social Work and Community Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Abstract

This paper documents student appraisals of a Family Therapy Practice Module and allows forstudents’ reflective accounts to speak for themselves. The analysis aids in informing competentpractice and programme content of the module, which constantly changes in shape and form.This module, like many others in institutions of higher learning, will be subjected to a qualityassurance review exercise by not only our discipline of social work but also through aninstitutional audit. Our institution’s quality assurance committee will review and assess thismodule to determine its sustainability, academic coherence and viability. Arguably this modulewill be scrutinised for any limitations, and possibilities will be advanced for futureconsideration. Moreover students’ assessment of the module is an integral and necessary step ofthe evaluation process. We propose that these responses will authenticate the need for itscontinued existence.

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Published
2014-06-20
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