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 690 INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED STUDY (Fall 2019)
Enables students to pursue topics of their own choosing with the guidance and supervision of the faculty. Should not duplicate any course already offered by the department. Prerequisite: Graduate status. One to three hours per week.
SOWK 680 ADV PRACTICE WITH GROUPS (Spring 2020)
Builds upon theoretical perspectives from human behavior and the social environment, knowledge and skills from generalist practice courses, and theory and skills from the specialized practice curriculum. The course familiarizes the practitioner with the concept of the group as a therapeutic community and introduces theories and evidence-based models appropriate for group practice with diverse populations. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SOWK 650 with a grade of C or better or permission of department. Three hours per week.