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CPE 179 Getting Practical About Adult Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment in Social Work

Course Description

The assessment and treatment of mental illness is an area typically underemphasized or ignored in social work. Yet social work's "person in environment" perspective has much to offer a field in which the primary focus has historically been limited to the individual.  With a broader and deeper understanding of mental illness and treatment, social workers are better able to address client needs.  You will understand the specific contributions that social work makes in the assessment and treatment of those affected by mental illnesses; develop a familiarity with the symptoms and course of common mental health disorders; gain knowledge and develop skills in assessing, diagnosing and treating mental disorders using a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach; and gain a general understanding of mental health treatment approaches.


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Approved for 12 hours ACSW Category "A" credits.


Withdrawal Policy: If a registrant withdrawals from this workshop 5 or more business days prior to the start date of the workshop, the registrant will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of $30.00. No refunds on withdrawals 4 business days or less. Substitution of an eligible candidate will be allowed up to one business day before the start date of the workshop.


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