TAMIL NADU PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
SYLLABUS FOR THE POST OF SOCIAL CASE WORK EXPERT (UG STANDARD)
BASIC CONCEPTS, HISTORY, METHODS AND FIELDS
UNIT - I
Social Work – Definition and Meaning, Basic Concepts – Social Service, Social
Development, Social Change, Social Welfare and Social Security; Historical background
of Social Work in India, Contributions of Mahatma Gandhi to Constructive Social Work,
Social Reform Movements, Social Work Profession – Definition and Meaning;
Philosophy - Values, Beliefs and Principals, Goals and Functions. Methods of Social
Work- Case Work, Group Work, Community Organisation and Social Action, Social
Work Research and Statistics, Social Work Administration.
UNIT - II
Application and Approaches of Social Work in different Settings: Field Work as an
integral component of Social Work Training, Fields of Social Work - Community
Development (rural, urban, tribal), Medical and Psychiatric Social Work, Family and
Child Welfare, Correctional Social Work, Social Work with Senior Citizens, Human
Rights and Social Work, Youth and Social Work, Approaches in Social Work Practice:
Remedial, Preventive, Promotive and Rehabilitative approaches; welfare,
developmental, rights based and participatory approaches, Skills and techniques
required for a Social Worker.
UNIT – III
SOCIAL WORK: Concept of Social Welfare, Social Service and Social Work. Social
Welfare: Definition and Objectives. Social Service: Definition and Scope. Social Work:
Definition, Values and Principles – Purpose - Fields and Methods – Code of Ethics and
Social workers – Skills and Roles.
Social Case Work Counselling: Definition – Purpose, Principles – Process (Intake,
Study, Treatment, Evaluation, Termination) – Role and Skills - Recording in Case Work
(Genogram and Eco-Map) – Counselling: Definition, Process - Interviewing, Effective
Listening, Assessment, Empathy, Problem solving – Therapeutic Techniques:
Psychoanalysis, Person-centered, Transaction Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy.