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Wilmer Hepker School of Social Work Graduate Bulletin 2010-2012

Graduate Course Descriptions: SOWK 550-558

SOWK 550 PROTECTIVE AND SUBSTITUTE CARE OF CHILDREN2
Intervention skills to provide protective services for children of disrupted families, and permanency planning for children.
SOWK 551 FAMILY VIOLENCE 3
Theories of behavior accounting for family violence; methods of prevention, intervention, and treatment of intra-family violence. Prerequisite: Second year standing or permission of instructor.
SOWK 552 CLINICAL TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 3
Neuroses, psychoses, and other behavior disorders ─ their assess­ment and treatment in children and adolescents. Prerequisite: SOWK 541.
SOWK 553 LEGAL ASPECTS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE 3
The laws and legal issues governing social work practice. Both legal and psycho-social perspectives considered.
SOWK 554 INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS 2
The course examines social issues and relationship dynamics from an intergenerational perspective. Intervention approaches are examined that focus on the promotion of positive interaction between people from different generations.
SOWK 555 SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK 3
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 THERAPY 3
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 Instructor.
SOWK 558 COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL THERAPY 3
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 instructor.
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