Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: Admissions to the MSW Program.
Description
This course will review all the chapters in the DSM, focusing particularly on those diagnoses which social workers are most likely to see. Students will be trained in the 5-axis system utilized in the DSM, as well as the political and social contexts of the DSM. The course will also explore the roots of diagnoses, as well as risk and protective factors for each. Using case material during class sessions, students will be given hands-on experience with diagnosing. Some time will also be devoted to evidenced-based treatments for each diagnosis. Students will leave the course with a solid understanding of DSM diagnoses, the ability to diagnose clients, and an understanding of research-proven treatments for each disorder.