Professional opinions in Social Work

Continuing Education Course
  • Graduation:
  • Length of course:
    16 training units à 45 minutes, 2 days
  • Study places/year:
    15 (at least)
  • Language of instruction:
  • Seminar fee:
    EUR 250
  • Course instructor:
    DSA Mag. Karin Goger, MSc
  • Location:
    St. Pölten UAS
  • Application:

Social workers write all kinds of professional opinions for third parties such as requests for financial support, final reports of interventions, well-grounded recommendations for further interventions. In contrast to the reports of neutral experts opinions and reports in social work are always case-related interventions. Therefore, they have to be professionally comprehensible and correspond to the objectives and rules of case processing. Written results of social-work reports enable conclusions to be drawn concerning expertise, comprehension of profession and the meeting of ethical standards. That is why the writing of opinions belongs to the most demanding tasks in social work.

Course content

  • Causes and forms of professional opinions / reports
  • Professional standards of opinions
  • Process of report writing
  • Critical analysis of case reports
  • Linguistic standards of opinions
  • Ethical criteria for the writing of reports
  • Writing of one’s own opinion according to professional standards
  • Critical feedback of participants on the report

Course instructor

DSA Mag. Karin Goger, MSc

Qualified social worker, sociologist, supervisor and management consultant (ÖVS), psychotherapist in training under supervision, case manager (DGCC), case management trainer (DGCC).

Lecturer at the St. Pölten, Linz, Graz, Krems, Pinkafeld UAS, self-employed as course instructor and supervisor. Psychotherapist in training under supervision at an advice centre for women and in independent practice.