UBC Faculty Research and Publications

A Toolkit for Teaching Communication Skills in Social Work Allison, Kelly; Nightbird, Marie


This toolkit includes five videos demonstrating basic communication skills and a teaching guide for instructors. The videos are a series of short vignettes of counselling sessions between a social worker and a client. Four of the videos target one or two basic communication skills so students can learn the skills in manageable segments. The fifth video demonstrates how a counsellor would amalgamate all the skills in a counselling session. The teaching guide provides transcripts, discussion questions and exercises/role plays that instructors can use in both face-to-face and online teaching to enhance student learning of communication skills. [This toolkit is an Open Education Resource built using merlot.org. Only the content files are available in cIRcle.]

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