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Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: 'C+' or better in ((SW 6001 AND SW 6002 AND SW 6030 AND SW 6040 AND SW 6110 AND SW 6120 AND SW 6140 AND SW 6240) OR (SW 6040 AND 6121 AND 6200)) AND Graduate Standing in Social Work
This course is designed to provide students with principles and skills in developing a therapeutic alliance as a foundation for implementing evidence-based treatment programs such as MI and CBT, which are the focus of Practice II. In Advanced Practice I, students learn to recognize and assess substance use disorders (SUD) using a biopsychosocial perspective. They also learn to understand client behaviors associated with SUDs building on their knowledge from other courses of developmental issues, human behavior, and diversity in the social environment. Students learn basic principles of understanding co-occurring mental health disorders in the context of SUD including medications that can be effective with this population. Students develop fundamental practice skills for working with individuals, families, and groups informed by the values and ethics that apply to the treatment of SUDs in social work practice.