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    Adelphi University
  Dec 17, 2017
2017-2018 University Bulletin

SWK (0404) 710 - Social Work Assessment and Diagnosis

Credits: 3.00

This course provides an understanding of psychopathology from a social work perspective. Concepts of mental health and mental illness are viewed from a historical and holistic perspective incorporating the impact of socio-economic, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural factors. The course discusses classification of mental illness, for example anxiety states, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, dementia and schizophrenia, as set forth in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (4th edition). Emphasis is placed on the explanatory power of theories to inform practice on behalf of people with mental illness.

Prerequisite 1: SWK 511   Prerequisite 2: SWK 521