2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

SOCW 651 Social Work Practice with Mental Health and Addictions

This advanced social work course prepares students with knowledge and skills to work with individuals, families, and groups with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Outcomes include understanding service delivery systems, regulations and licensure, clinical problems, risk assessment tools, addiction counseling theories and techniques, theory and practice of group addiction counseling, case planning, and evidence based interventions. Special knowledge and skills concerning ethical practice with rural, dual-diagnosis, and involuntary clients are emphasized. Open only to SOCW students or permission of the director or department chairperson.