Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: Graduate status in Social Work.
Course Attribute:
Hybrid Classes
Description
This required course provides in-depth training in specific evidence-based treatment modalities commonly used to treat criminal and juvenile offenders, families involved in the child welfare system, and victims of crime. The course uses an inquiry-based learning process to identify learning goals unique to student interest, community need, and evolving evidence base. The course stresses experiential learning, observation, feedback, and conscious use of self in developing practical clinical skills. Students rely heavily on cognitive and behavioral models and learn to implement interventions that emphasize social learning, skill development, and interdisciplinary collaboration in both community and institutional treatment settings. Students learn effective techniques for treating individuals, groups, and families who have been victims of crime or are involved in the criminal justice or child welfare system.