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Wilmer Hepker School of Social Work Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

GRADUATE COURSES - SOCIAL WORK 

SOWK 551 FAMILY VIOLENCE3
Theories of behavior accounting for family violence; methods of prevention, intervention, and treatment of intra-family violence. Prerequisite: Second year standing, or permission of the instructor.
SOWK 552 CLINICAL TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS3
Neuroses, psychoses, and other behavior disorders ─ their assess­ment and treatment in children and adolescents.  Prerequisite: SOWK 541.
SOWK 553 LEGAL ASPECTS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE3
The laws and legal issues governing social work practice. Both legal and psycho-social perspectives considered.
SOWK 555 SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK3
This course is intended to familiarize students with the history, legalities, and practice of social work in an educational setting.  This course will describe how social work knowledge, skill, and values provide an ecological approach to preventative, crisis, and remedial care for school children and their families. Required of all school social work practicum students.
SOWK 556 PLAY THERAPY 3
This course covers varied play therapy theories from directive to non-directive.  Includes practice of techniques; and discussion of issues and research unique to children and families.
SOWK 557 SOLUTION-FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY3
Methods of collaboration and cooperation with clients to set up goals for treatment.  Focus on client’s previous successes and on solutions. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing, Second year standing, or permission of the instructor.
SOWK 558 COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL THERAPY3
Includes theory and practice of relatively short-term, problem-focused intervention styles. Interventions learned include cognitive therapy, relaxation training, and systematic desensitization as applied in various social work practice settings.  Lecture, small group work, and role playing with a hands-on practice-oriented approach.  Prerequisite: Advanced Standing, second year standing, or permission of the instructor.
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