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Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse

SW719, Section 001

This course presents advanced topics in Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. The topics may include emerging practice issues and advanced application of specific methods.

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Social workers must be prepared to support a variety of sexual identities, experiences, and behaviors in their practice, whether micro, mezzo, or macro. This course offers an introduction into the many facets of human sexuality and how it is connected to the practice of social work. By viewing diverse sexualities from a social work perspective, students will be prepared to engage some of the various issues connected to sexuality that may arise for their clients and communities. We will cover definitions surrounding sexuality, introduce some ethics of sexuality and social work, explore ways that sexuality is connected to social work practice, and have conversations on some controversial topics and how these issues may impact both practitioners and their clients. Some topics covered include those who participate in kink/BDSM practices, those who chose to be consensually non-monogamous, sex work, and some of the unique sexual experiences of people with disabilities/impairments, youth, older adults, people of color, and those who have experienced sexual abuse. This is an introductory level course.

Semester: Spring / Summer 2021
Instructor: Shanna Katz Kattari
Topic: Introduction to Sexuality and Social Work
U-M Class #: 64818
Time: Sat Saturdays, May 22 and June 5, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Program Type: Residential
Format: Online
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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