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    Aug 16, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog
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SOWK 565 - Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Formulation in Behavioral Health

3 Credit Hours
Required course for the Advanced Clinical concentration provides knowledge of the major categories of diagnoses for adults as formulated in the DSM-5 and of theoretical perspectives in those categories. Attention is given to the dynamics of development and culture, and to the interrelationship among biological, psychological, and social/cultural systems that impact diagnosis. Focus will be on utilizing these elements in order to provide a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment. Treatments specifically related to these diagnoses will be noted. The course will also address aspects of clinical and advanced policy practice in the contemporary environment of behavioral health including such concepts as telehealth, integrated care, trauma responsive care, and professional use of self all grounded in the concepts of social justice and anti-racist practice.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): SOWK 503, 504, 510, 511, 515, 516, 519, 538, 542 and 544.
Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites.
Registration Restriction(s): Graduate students only. Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.



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