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Richard Justin
SOC W 566
Seattle Campus

Health and Mental Health Methods

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.

Class Description

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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Class Assignments and Grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Richard Justin
Date: 06/25/2004