This Practice Area prepares students to work in settings such as in-patient psychiatric settings, residential facilities, and community mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation programs.
Practicing in mental health settings involves working with individuals, families, groups and communities on issues related to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders, rehabilitation of individuals with severe and persistent mental disorders, substance abuse, and/or victims and perpetrators of violence.
Students in the Mental Health practice area are required to complete the following courses (each course is worth 3 credits):
SW 636 Mental Health Policies and Services;
SW 698 Social Work Practice in Mental Health.
Additionally, students in the Mental Health practice area are required to complete one of the following courses (each course is worth 3 credits): SW 606 Mental Health and Mental Disorders of Adults and Elderly or SW 612 Mental Health and Mental Disorders of Children and Youth.