Dec 08, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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SOCW 601 - Clinical Assessment and Psychopathology in Social Work

Credits: 3

This advanced course will focus on the process of clinical assessment and psychopathology from the perspective of social work practice. The emphasis is on developing differential diagnostic skills.  Students will utilize bio-psychosocial and ethno-cultural frameworks for organizing assessment data and formulating diagnostic understanding with a view on the utility for clinical social work practice in varied settings with diverse populations.  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and other schemes for assessing and understanding behavior, psychopathology, and mental disorders will be demonstrated and critically examined. 

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSW program and completion of all 500-level core classes or advanced standing status

Term(s) Offered: Fall

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