Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5343. Clinical Conditions with Families

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: FED 5301; open only to M.S.W. students in the Individuals, Groups and Families concentration. Recommended preparation: BASC 5391.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides a theoretical and evidence-based perspective on engaging, involving and supporting families to meet the needs of family members with clinical conditions. Content will include assessment of and family-centered interventions for various types of clinical conditions and family interaction issues, using the DSM-5 and family-centered theories to understand family risks and resiliencies that affect clinical conditions in individuals. This course will emphasize strengths-based and family-centered approaches to ethical social work practice with families. Included in the content will be online and in-class discussions to assist students in developing knowledge of and respect for cultural differences and differences in family formations, such as single parent families, families across the life cycle, adoptive families, families affected by immigration/displacement, multi-generational families and LGBTQI+ families. This course will use lectures, online discussion, small group activities and case-based approaches to learning, using a wide range of family types as part of this learning strategy.

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