SOCW 5342. DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE. 3 Hours.
Using a bio-psycho-social risk and resilience perspective this direct practice course focuses on assessment, intervention and appropriate evidence based practices with those evidencing acute and chronic mental health problems, and disabilities in diverse populations. Applying a critical lens, students will explore the delivery of services, review historical and current service delivery systems (community mental health, transinstitutionalization, managed behavioral health care), and a wide range of community mental health problems. Additional topics include the function and critique of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual with a social justice perspective, mental health recovery principles. ethics, case management, treatment planning, person in environment, and substance abuse. Co-requisite: SOCW 5311. Please note if the co-requisite is dropped, this course will be dropped as well.