SOC W 566
Focus on a variety of specialized social work practice roles in such health and mental health fields as addiction and grief and loss. Emphasis is given to advanced skills and knowledge for specialized expertise. Offered: WSp.
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skill to assess mental disorders and improve critical thinking skills about assessment and treatment across the lifespan. The challenge of methodological implications of mental health assessment across race, gender, and ethnicity will be examined. Given its widespread professional use the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR" will be emphasized for its system of symptom description and classification.
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