Jan 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCW 650 - Clinical Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse


3 Credits
This course provides a framework for clinical practice focusing on interpersonal processes in the therapeutic relationship. Social workers in clinical practice must be prepared to work effectively with mental health symptoms and substance abuse disorders. Students are provided with the knowledge and basic skills to recognize and understand the dynamics of chemical dependency in the lives of individuals, addiction treatment options, dual diagnosis and the recovery process. The course will explore support system development and enhancement using natural and formed helping groups and family supports. Students extend their understanding of the use of medications and other treatment methods and broaden their understanding of neuroscience. (SOCW 650 may be used as an elective for any of the M.S.W. specializations.)



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