Provides extensive knowledge of the major forms of mental illness and its treatment. Develops competence in mental health assessment by mastering the accepted diagnostic code, DSM-5. Provides skills in development of appropriate and contemporary treatment plans. Explores the factors associated with mental illness such as age, race, ethnicity and gender. Prerequisites: Specialization Status or permission of department. Three hours per week.
SOWK 660 ADV PRACTICE WITH FAMILIES (Fall 2019)
Builds upon theoretical perspectives and practice skills from both generalist and specialized practice curriculum. The course compares, evaluates and presents practice skills from the major models of family therapy. Course content focuses upon applied family interventions in social work practice. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SOWK 650 with a grade of C or better or permission of department. Three hours per week.
SOWK 200 INTRO TO SOCIAL WORK PROFSN (Spring 2020)
Introduces the social work profession and provides an overview of fields of social welfare services. Explores the various professional roles social workers play in working in each field. Examines the social welfare system as a society’s response to human need and structure for delivery of social services. Thirty hours of volunteer service in a social agency required. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SOWK 320 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I (Spring 2020)
Prepares students for a generalist approach to social work practice with individuals. Emphasizes knowledge, values, ethics and skills needed to develop effective helping relationships. Includes basic theories for intervention with focus on micro level problem solving and basic interview skills. Prerequisites: Admission to professional program. Three hours per week with enhancement.