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Through our impressive range of electives, one-credit intensives, focused-learning opportunities (FLOs) and field placements, students can focus on specific aspects of social work, including children and families; community- or hospital-based mental health; global social work, substance abuse; schools; health; disability; working with the older adults; social work and the law; and social work policy practice.

Students can select from our rich and diverse offerings to build a focused portfolio suited to their professional interests.

Examples of our practice areas and related electives are provided below. One-credit intensives are noted with (O).

Children, Adolescents, and Families

Course Title Course Number
Clinical Practice with Children MSWEL-GS.2010
Clinical Practice with Children and their Families MSWEL-GS.2129
Clinical Practice with Families MSWEL-GS.2086
Culturally Competent Practice w/ Urban Youth and Families MSWEL-GS2096
Creative Arts Therapy in Social Work Practice MSWEL-GS.2110
Social Work & Family Violence MSWEL-GS.2063
Social Work Practice with Adolescents in Schools MSWEL-GS.2064
Social Work Practice in Child Welfare MSWEL-GS2046
Social Work Practice with Traumatized Children in Context MSWEL-GS.2055
Theories of Attachment in Early Development MSWEL-GS.2088
Contemporary Child Treatment (O) MSWEL-GS.3021
Emotional Regulation in Family Practice (O) MSWEL-GS.3059
Grief, Loss & Bereavement (O) MSWEL-GS.3001
Group Work with Children & Adolescents (O) MSWEL-GS.3033
Overview of Learning Disabilities & Deficits in Attention (0) MSWEL-GS.3050
Neurobehavioral Disorders in Children (O) MSWEL-GS.3048
Social Work Practice with Military Families (O) MSWEL-GS.3049

Adults

Course Title Course Number
Clinical Practice with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse MSWEL-GS.2059
Clinical Practice with Couples MSWEL-GS.2049
Clinical Practice with Substance Abusers & Their Families MSWEL-GS.2028
Clinical Social Work Practice with LGBT Clients  
Object Relations MSWEL-GS.2051
Current Approaches to Trauma (O) MSWEL-GS.3002

Disaster, Trauma & Loss (O)

MSWEL-GS.3007

Older Adults

Course Title Course Number
Clinical Practice with Aging Populations MSWEL-GS.2117
Grief, Loss and Bereavement MSWEL-GS.2087
Substance Abuse Among Women through the Life Cycle (O) MSWEL-GS.3027

Criminal Justice

Course Title

Course Number

Social Work & the Law

MSWEL-GS.2003

Forensic Justice and Problem Solving Courts

MSWEL-GS.2101

Juvenile Justice Issues: Jurisdictions Implementing Systemic Reform (2 credits)

MSWEL-GS.2158**

Clinical Social Work Practice and Criminal Justice Reform:  Toward an Integrated Dynamic Framework

Scheduled for Spring 2015

Disability

Course Title Course Number
An Intro to Disabilities and Clinical Social Work Practice (O) MSWEL-GS.2077

Global Social Work

Course Title

Course Number

Community Health Needs Assessment: An Experiential & Collaborative Study of Del Carmen, Philippines (Del Carmen, Philippines)

MSWEL-GS.2154

Cultural, Social, Clinical, and Organizational Perspectives on Trauma: Argentina (BA, Argentina)

MSWEL-GS.3063

Culture & Social Issues of Central America (Costa Rica)

MSWEL-GS.2114

Development of Community Level HIV Prevention and Intervention**

MSWEL-GS.2139

Ethnographic Mapping of HIV Risk in the Caribbean (DR)

MSWEL-GS.2142

Ghana: Human Rights, Social Justice and Mental Health (Ghana)

MSWEL-GS.3068

Health & Social Welfare in the Dominican Republic (DR)

MSWEL-GS 2141

HIV/AIDS Global Services Learning in Ghana (Ghana)

MSWEL.GS.2138

Inequities in Globalization

MSWEL-GS.2136

International Poverty Reduction

MSWEL-GS.2140

Mexican Immigrants & NYC: Understanding Puebla as a Focal Community of Origin (Puebla, Mexico)

MSWEL-GS.2168

Macro-Practice: Policy, & Social Movements (BA, Argentina)

MSWEL-GS 2157

Micro-Practice: Global Mental Health (BA, Argentina)

MSWEL-GS 2156

Practice with Families: Contemporary Approaches (Paris, France)

Scheduled for Summer 2015

Immigrant Families: Stressors and Adaptation (O)

MSWEL-GS.2077

Health

Course Title

Course Number

Clinical Practice in Illness & Healthcare **

MSWEL-GS.2113

Social Work in Health and Mental Health

MSWEL-GS.2112

Social Work Practice & Primary & Behavioral Health Care Integration

MSWEL-GS.2159

Development of Community Level HIV Prevention and Intervention **

MSWEL-GS.2139

Eating Disorders: Diagnoses and Clinical Treatment Issues (O)

MSWEL-GS.3024

Healthy Living (O)

MSWEL-GS.3061

Oral Health (O)

MSWEL-GS.3065

Sexual Health in Social Work Practice (O)

MSWEL-GS.3051

Mental Health

Course Title

Course Number

Clinical Practice in Illness & Healthcare

MSWEL-GS.2113

Cognitive & Behavioral Interventions

MSWEL-GS.2053

Comparative Short Term Therapies: Crisis Intervention, Dynamic/CBT

MSWEL-GS.2047

Critical Analysis of Psychotherapy Theories

MSWEL-GS 2131

Depression: Conceptual Issues & Clinical Perspectives

MSWEL-GS.2132

Evidence Based Practice

MSWEL-GS.2104

Evidence Based Practice Models for Trauma

MSWEL-GS.3064

Integrative Gestalt Therapy Approach to Social Work Practice

MSWEL-GS.2110

Mindfulness and Social Work Practice

MSWEL-GS.2161

Social Work in Health and Mental Health

MSWEL-GS.2112

Social Work Practice & Primary & Behavioral Health Care Integration

MSWEL-GS.2159

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Third Wave of CBT (O)

MSWEL-GS.3040

Current Approaches to Trauma (O)

MSWEL-GS.3002

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (O)

MSWEL-GS.3026

Disaster, Trauma & Loss (O)

MSWEL-GS.3007

Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Principles & Practice (O)

MSWEL-GS.3012

Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis (O)

MSWEL-GS.3004

Introduction to Mindfulness & Emotional Regulation (O)

MSWEL-GS.3047

Mutual Support, Empowerment, and Collaboration with Peers (O)

MSWEL-GS.3060

Psychopharmacology (O)

MSWEL-GS.2077

Severe Mental Illness: Contemporary Neuroscience & Psychological Perspectives (O)

MSWEL-GS.3025

SW in the ER: Focus On Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault (O)

MSWEL-GS.3019

Policy Practice/Macro-Practice

Course Title

Course Number

Community Organization

MSWEL-GS.2127

Contemporary Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

MSWEL-GS.2095

Current Issues in Social Work and Social Welfare Policy: Issues and Action (Washington, DC)

MSWEL-GS.2158

 

Development of Community Level HIV Prevention and Intervention**

MSWEL-GS.2139

Forensic Justice and Problem Solving Courts

MSWEL-GS.2101

Legislative Advocacy for Social Work & Social Policy (Offered at NYU Washington, DC)

MSWEL-GS.2158

International Poverty Reduction

MSWEL-GS.2140

Research & Statistical Analysis for Large Scale Secondary Data**

MSWEL-GS.2149

Entitlements Seminar (O)**

MSWEL-GS.3052

Juvenile Justice Issues: Jurisdictions and Implementing Systemic Reform (2-credits)**

MSWEL-GS.2066

School Social Work

Course Title

Course Number

Social Work Practice with Adolescents in Schools

MSWEL-GS.2064

Groups Work with Children & Adolescents (O)

MSWEL-GS.3033

Overview of Learning Disabilities & Deficits in Attention (O)

MSWEL-GS.3050

Diversity & Social Justice

Course Title

Course Number

Anti-Racism for Social Workers: Understanding the Impact of Structural Racism

MSWEL-GS.2155

Clinical Social Work Practice with LGBT Clients

MSWEL-GS.2160

Contemporary Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

MSWEL-GS.2095

Inequities in Globalization

MSWEL-GS.2136

International Poverty Reduction

MSWEL-GS.2140

Understanding and Working with Muslim Populations

MSWEL-GS.3035

Understanding Structural Racism: It’s History and Current Impact (2-credits)

MSWEl-GS.2078

Practice with Spanish Language/Latino Families (offered in Spanish) (O)

MSWEL-GS.3028

Intersectionality in Clinical Practice with LGBTQ/Gender Non-conforming  Populations ())

Scheduled for Spring 2015

Working with Transgender Populations (O)

Scheduled for Spring 2015

Management & Leadership

Course Title

Course Number

Ethical Leadership

MSWEL-GS.2150

Social Work: Foundation for Leadership **

MSWEL-GS.2118

Introduction to Conflict Mediation

MSWEL-GS.2082

Introduction to Management & Organizational Practice

MSWEL-GS.2146

Social Work & Leadership (O)

Scheduled for Spring 2015

Women & Leadership (O)**

MSWEL-GS.3037

Elective for International Students

Course Title

Course Number

Introduction to Social Work Practice in the US

MSWEL-GS.2000

Electives and One-Credit Intensives (0)**** Rockland & Westchester Campuses

Course Title

Course Number

Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorder, OCD & PTSD: Diagnosis, Biology & Treatment (O)

MSWEL-GS.3062

Bullying at School, Work and in Cyberspace: What Can We Do? (O)

MSWEL-GS.3058

Child Psychopathology (O)

MSWEL-GS3043

Clinical Practice with Couples (O)

MSWEL-GS.

Conflict Resolution for Children and Adolescents (O)

MSWEL-GS.3006

Neurobiology in Social Work Practice (O)

MSWEL-GS.3053

Positive Psychology (O)

MSWEL-GS 3031

Social Work Practice & Domestic Violence (O)

MSWEL-GS.2063

Social Work Treatment with Difficult Clients (O)

MSWEL-GS.2108

Therapy Interventions for Traumatized Children: How to Incorporate Play Therapy (O)

MSWEL.GS-3042

*Course offerings are subject to change due to enrollment.

** Not offered for 2014-2015

*** Global Study Abroad Courses are subject to change. Please review http://socialwork.nyu.edu/academics/global-learning.html for up to date information.

**** Based on 2013-2014 Schedule.