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Applied Assessment Skills in Integrated Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse

SW601, Section 002

This course focuses on a holistic approach in promoting the development and deepening of
assessment and screening skills and competencies. Conducting brief, evidence-based and
evidence-informed assessments and screenings for common health, mental health,
substance use and other behavioral health concerns which impact and/or compromise health
and well-being will be the focus of this course. Holistic approaches which are
developmentally appropriate across the life span and relevant in a variety of settings will be
applied. Grounding of the assessment process in person in environment perspective (PIE),
strengths-based approaches, the nature of the client/family and social support systems,
cultural, spiritual and religious beliefs and other socio-economic resources that impact health
and client well-being will be included.
Examples of screenings and assessments addressed in this course include a focus on mental
health problems; adjustment to illness; risky, harmful or dependent use of a variety of
substances (e.g. alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription medications, etc.); cognitive impairment;
harm to self or others; abuse, neglect, and domestic violence; and behaviors that
compromise health among others.

Semester: Fall 2021
Instructor: Priscilla C. Cortez
U-M Class #: 30449
Time: Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Other SW601 Offerings

* The course listings below are provided for reference only. These offerings may be subject to change or cancellation.


Term Section Days Time  
Fall 2021 001 Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 003 Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 004 Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 005 Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 006 Thu 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM View Course

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