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2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWK 661 - Clinical Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology

Credits: 3

This course will enhance the student’s skills in complex clinical and diagnostic interviewing, assessment, diagnosis and psychopharmacology by exploring the interaction of the psychological, social, and biological experience, and utilizing this understanding as a guide to case formulation, clinical intervention and treatment planning. In particular, we examine many forms or dimensions of clinical interviewing, including the intake interview, suicide assessment interviewing, and mental status examination. This course will also include consideration of multicultural orientation/worldviews in diagnosis and conceptualization, as well as anticipating ethical issues related to diagnosis, treatment and the counseling relationship within in the context of social work values. Finally, students will be exposed to various interventions, particularly empirically supported treatments and psychopharmacology which will lead to symptom decrease and/or remission of various disorders.

Required: Successful completion of SWK 660  Psychopathology is required for enrollment in the course.