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Wilmer Hepker School of Social Work Graduate Bulletin 2010-2012

Graduate Course Descriptions: SOWK 570-595

SOWK 570 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN A MEDICAL SETTING 3
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 CARE 3
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 HEALTH 3
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 instructor.
SOWK 573 PRACTICE AND THEORIES IN CLINICAL GROUP WORK 3
Application of theories to clinical group work practice in the context of different populations. Prerequisite: SOWK 518 or Advanced Standing.
SOWK 574 SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION 3
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 INTERVENTION 3
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 TREATMENT 3
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 CHILDREN 3
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 581 CLINICAL TREATMENT OF SEXUAL ISSUES 3
This course provides a comprehensive overview of all male and female sexual problems along with their psychopharmacological, psychological and interpersonal treatment approaches. A multidimensional, biopsycholsocial approach is presented for the diagnosis and treatment of common sexual difficulty in individuals and couples. This course is taught from a Christian perspective and will address spiritual and ethical implications of sexual dysfunction. Prerequisites: SOWK 471 or permission of instructor.
SOWK 585 TOPICS IN CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK 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 WORK 3
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 THESIS 1-3;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.
SOWK 595 COLLOQUIUM 0
Lecture series designed to enrich the professional development of students. Graded S or NC. Autumn quarter only. Regular Standing first year only and Advanced Standing
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