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Wilmer Hepker School of Social Work Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

GRADUATE COURSES - SOCIAL WORK 

SOWK 570 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN A MEDICAL SETTING3
The psychosocial components of patient-family responses to physi­cal illness; the role of social services and intervention in a medical setting.  
SOWK 571 AGING AND HEALTH CARE3
Senescence, geriatric pathology, preventive health measures, management of chronic conditions, rehabilitation services, and health care policies affecting older adults.
SOWK 572 CLINICAL TREATMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH3
The assessment and diagnosis of the mentally ill ─ treatment, planning and implementation. Includes application of the Diagnos­tic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health. Prerequisite: SOWK 541, SOWK 542, or permission of the instructor
SOWK 573 ADVANCED PRACTICE WITH GROUPS3
Application of theories to clinical group work practice in the context of different populations. Prerequisite: SOWK 518 or Advanced Standing.
SOWK 574 SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION3
Emphasis upon clinical social work supervision in a variety of settings. Considers the needs of supervisors as well as the role and function of the supervisor.  Attention is given to administrative supervision, ethics, competency skills through supervision, and cultural awareness. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing or second year standing.
SOWK 575 CLINICAL PRACTICE OF CRISIS INTERVENTION3
The study of human mental functions in crisis or high stress situations.  Develops specific assessment, classification, and intervention skills for use in actual crisis situations.
SOWK 577 INTRODUCTION TO ALCOHOLISM AND  ADDICTION TREATMENT3
A comprehensive survey covering the basic aspects of alcohol, alcoholism, prevention and intervention, rehabilitation and treatment.  Alcoholism and other addictions are studied as disease processes.
SOWK 580 SERVICES TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN3
Development of child welfare services, their structure and function today, current challenges facing America in the welfare of its children, the role of social work in child abuse investigations, treatment provisions, and regulation.  Required of all Title IV-E students.
SOWK 585 TOPICS IN CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK (title of specialized focus)3; 9
An in-depth seminar that focuses on a particular area of clinical social work.  Specific subjects will vary from quarter to quarter on topics such as current social work processes and practices, assessment, research theory, social justice, diversity and policy.
SOWK 589 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK3
Principles of social work research and evaluation will be presented.  After consultation with the student's adviser and thesis committee, a research topic will be selected.  Students will prepare and defend a thesis proposal for original social work research.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Advanced Standing or SOWK 539.
SOWK 590 THESIS1-3; 3 
Students will complete and defend the research project begun in SOWK 589.  This process will be supervised by the student's adviser and the thesis committee.  Prerequisite: SOWK 589.
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