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Wilmer Hepker School of Social Work Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

GRADUATE COURSES - SOCIAL WORK

SOWK 560 CLINICAL TREATMENT IN ADDICTIONS3
Chemical dependency and other addic­tions ─ a comparative study of their etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Prerequisite: SOWK 577 or permission of the instructor.
SOWK 562 CLINICAL SKILLS WITH ADDICTIVE FAMILIES3
Chemical dependency and other addiction-related problems in the family. Includes study of compulsive behaviors such as overeating, workaholism, relationship addictions, etc. This course integrates recent knowledge from the field of addictions with the knowledge of solution-focused family therapy to enhance the practitioners' clinical skills with addictive families.  Prerequisite: SOWK 541, SOWK 577 or permission of the instructor.
SOWK 563 GRANTSMANSHIP                                                                           3
This course will provide an in-depth opportunity in all areas of grantsmanship, including finding funding sources, developing a needs assessment and problem statement, writing narrative and rationale sections, writing goals and objectives, activities, evaluation, budget, and time line.  The student will prepare an actual grant application.
SOWK 564 REALITY THERAPY 3
Historical and theoretical background of this approach and the application to individuals, couples, families and groups.  This approach is particularly useful with unwilling clients such as court-referred individuals, perpetrators of violence, delinquent adolescents, and persons abusing chemical substances.  Use of lecture, video, live demonstrations and individual role-play practice will be utilized.  Prerequisite: Advanced Standing, second year standing, or permission of the instructor.
 SOWK 566 OBJECT RELATIONS THEORY2 or 3
An introduction to the psychoanalytic treatment model for long term therapy in contrast to the brief models.  Course includes historical development of ORT, assessment, interventions and integration with other models of therapy.  The students who register for two credits for the course as a survey of the theory will focus their research to a particular aspect of the model that they would like to understand more fully.  Students desiring to register for three credits would complete an in depth research study of the theory and integrate their knowledge with a clinical practice application.  Prerequisite: Advanced Standing, second year standing, and SOWK 541.
SOWK 567 SELFCARE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS3
This experiential class promotes an understanding of the importance of self care for social work professionals who are vulnerable to burn-out, care-fatigue, and vicarious traumatization.  It covers both personal and professional self care issues from micro to macro and teaches stress management techniques that can be used personally and with clients.  Group support may be utilized to assist in the change process towards a more balanced lifestyle.
SOWK 568 GESTALT THERAPY  3
This class will cover extensively the theoretical foundation of Gestalt Therapy.  It will examine its historical roots in psychoanalysis as well as its current state of development.  Students will use didactic experiential learning modes and gain practical experience in the application of theory to social work with individuals and families. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing, second year standing, and SOWK 541.
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