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Social Work & Animals Paper on offer at Otago University by distance learning

Social Work & Animals Paper on offer at Otago University

A new SOWK522 paper is available in the second semester of 2016. It is suitable for postgraduate level students and professionals working in any human service setting who have an interest in how animals are perceived in the helping profession in general and social work in particular.

The paper covers:

  • The inclusion of domestic animals in family assessments and their role within the ecological model
  • Violence towards animals as a precursor and indicator of violence towards humans
  • Animal assisted interventions and their efficacy in the helping professions
  • Discussion on animal ethics, animals within legislation, and challenges the use of animals pose for the social work and other caring professions

This paper is a Distance Taught paper that can be taken as part of the MSW (Master of Social Work) programme or under a COP (Certificate of Proficiency).

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For further information please email or phone (03) 479 7951