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    Oct 07, 2022  
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SWRK 6001 - Psychopathology and Trauma

3 Credits (Minimum) 3 Credits (Maximum)

Uses a trauma-informed lens to view mental health conditions including diagnostic issues and the impact specific diagnoses have on behavior. Psychopathology and mental disorders from a trauma-informed and ecological perspective are examined. Emphasis is placed on understanding biopsychosocial influences on the incidence, course, and treatment of the most commonly presented mental health related disorders and the impact of trauma on etiology and presentation across diverse populations. Students learn diagnostic skills as they relate to comprehensive social work assessment and the development of social work interventions. Ethical issues, collaboration with families, knowledge of psychopharmacology, and the varied roles social workers play in mental health settings are stressed. Prer., SWRK 5001, SWRK 5002, SWRK 5003, & SWRK 5004 or SWRK 5201 & SWRK 5202. Graduate Social Work students in specialized practice sequence only.



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