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Roger Alan Roffman
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

Social Work Practice with Chemically Dependent Adults: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches

Prerequisite: Introductory alcohol/drugs course. This course covers: (1) incorporating alcohol/drug content in generic social work assessments of new clients; (2) delivering a brief (“check-up”) intervention to clients who are ambivalent about their alcohol/drug use; (3) conducting an in-depth alcohol/drug assessment; and (4) using cognitive-behavioral skills in counseling chemically dependent adults.

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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 Roberta A Aldrich
Date: 10/31/2003