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Fall 2021
Sep 29,2022
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MSWK 603 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS IN CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
Human behavior in the Social Environment III will provide the student with exposure to major issues in the area of child and adult psychopathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. The course examines psychopathology and mental disorders from a biopsychosocial and ethnocultural perspective. Emphasis is placed on understanding biopsychosocial influences on the incidence, manifestation, and course of the most commonly presented mental disorders and the differential effect of these factors on diverse populations. Current research from biological psychiatry and the behavioral sciences regarding the impact of poverty, race/ethnicity, class, and labeling theories and the stress and social support model are highlighted. Students pay special attention to understanding the human experience of mental illness and the experience of family members and significant others. Students deepen and extend their assessment and intervention skills in work with individuals and families who face challenges with a range of problems commonly found in clients with mental illness such as: dual diagnoses, substance abuse, trauma, physical illness, disability, and poverty. The DSM 5 is used as an organizing framework to teach diagnostic skills so the student may be adept at providing a comprehensive assessment to insure appropriate intervention.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Grad Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MSW COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      MSW-Social Work
      Non-Degree-MSWK
      MSW-Social Work Adv. Standing
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Graduate

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