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Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Adults)

SW602, Section 002

The course will build on intervention therapy and practice from the foundation semester and promote more advanced intervention skill level of engagement, contracting, use of evidence based, evidence informed interventions and termination/evaluation phases. Particular focus will be on advanced clinical competency development regarding: 1. Behavioral activation, 2. Cognitive restructuring, 3. Managing resistance, 4. Emotional Regulation, 5. Functional Analysis, 6. Problem solving Interventions and 7. Chronic Distress Tolerance.

This course focuses on skill building to provide a range of brief, evidence-based and/or evidence -informed interventions including prevention, treatment and recovery as well as longer-term treatment and support for clients as appropriate. Examples include: motivational interventions; brief treatments for mental health and substance use problems; adjustment to illness, crisis intervention, and chronic illness management.

Core evidence-based/evidence-informed therapies will be the focus of this class including: 1. 1. motivational interviewing, 2. cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and 3. emerging acceptance based therapies of dialectical behavioral therapy(DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Attention will be given to application of interventions with clients across diverse populations and need with a focus on common health and mental health conditions such as depression/anxiety, substance use, chronic pain, etc. Attention will also be given to application of interventions in a variety of practice settings such as community mental health agencies, health care facilities and non-profit agencies.

This course will have adult-focused sections and children-focused section and interventions covered may be adapted to meet the needs of specific population focus.

Semester: Fall 2020
Instructor: Daphne M. Brydon
U-M Class #: 34497
Prerequisites: Foundation Essentials Required
Time: Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: B780 SSWB
Format: Hybrid Gp C
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Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Course Codes

H:Hybrid - a combination of web-based and face to face in person sessions

Other SW602 Offerings

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


Term Section Days Time  
Fall 2020 001 Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 003 Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 001 Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course

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