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Perspec Severe Mental Illness
SW578 Perspectives on Severe Mental Illness This course is designed to increase interest in and sensitivity to issues related to persistent mental illness. We will explore the question of what constitutes those with severe mental illnesses, evaluate historical explanations and address the implication of the stigma associated with the illnesses. The contributions of different theoretical perspectives and how they expand our understanding of these complex situations are discussed. Various models of treatment are presented, including: medication, psychodynamic, psychoeducational, and rehabilitation focuses. The actual experiences of those with the illness and their families will be highlighted through guest presentations and film. Students are encouraged to bring in materials from their field experiences. Prerequisite: SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.
- Course number: SW-578
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture