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Advanced Topics in Social Work

SW713, Section 001

This course is taught by various members of the program faculty. Each version of the course has its own subtitle, some being offered one time only while others are repeated and may evolve into regular courses with their own course number and title.

Topic Description / Additional Information

The course will explore of the influence of religion and spirituality
on mental health. Topics covered will include research on
spirituality and religion and their interface, as well as the
demographic correlates (e.g., age, gender, race) of religious
participation. With regards to mental health, the course will examine
several issues including: 1) religion and its relation to
psychological well being, depression, and anxiety disorders such as
OCD, 2) religious coping strategies, 3) the use of clergy for mental
health problems, and 4) religion and substance abuse.
The use of religion and religious frameworks in interpersonal practice
including palliative care will also be examined.

Semester: Fall 2015
Instructor: Robert Joseph Taylor
Topic: Religion, Spirituality, Mental Health and Social Work
U-M Class #: 24024
Time: Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 1804 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours

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