This course introduces students to etiology, assessment, and diagnosis of child and adolescent mental health within the social work person-in-environment framework to understand the critical biopsychosocial influences on incidence and manifestation of the most commonly presented disorders and the differential effect of these factors on diverse and at-risk populations.
Course provides crucial knowledge for social work practice with children and adolescents that is not currently available in curriculum.
October 30, 2018
Naomi Farber, Ph.D., MSW
MSW Program Coordinator
College of Social Work
I am writing in response to your request to review the curriculum and proposed changes for two Social Work courses:
I consulted with faculty in the Clinical-Community doctoral program who reviewed the syllabi for the proposed courses. In our view, SOWK 759 and SOWK760 do not constitute significant overlap with any courses the psychology department.
The specific foci of the courses are different from PSYC 726 Psychological Problems and Resilience. The Social Work courses are more focused on mechanics of diagnosing within a framework of social work case conceptualization. The Psychology course focuses more on research and etiology than diagnostic decision making.
Bret Kloos, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical-Community Psychology Doctoral Training Program
Given content overlap, I would suggest a letter of concurrence from Psychology.
Will appear in the 1819 Graduate Bulletin.