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What mental health challenges do adults and the aging currently face, and how can social workers help empower them? Students who take this class will learn how to engage in, assess, intervene in, and evaluate mental health practice with adults and the aging, and the their families and communities. A social work perspective is taken, that includes the strengths perspective, multicultural competency, eclectic practice, and ecological theory. Students study key DSM diagnoses of adults and the aging, through the lens of social work values and theory. This course also considers the interrelationship between mental health and such issues as addictions, criminal behavior, physical health, gerontology, and evolving local and global conditions.