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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).

Contemporary Issues with Children and Families

Course Title Course Number
Childhood Life Stressors & Maladaptive Behaviors MSWEL-GS.2055
Clinical Practice with Children MSWEL-GS.2010
Clinical Practice with Families MSWEL-GS.2086
Creative Arts Therapy in SW Practice MSWEL-GS.2110
Social Work & Family Violence MSWEL-GS.2063
Social Work Practice with Adolescents in Schools MSWEL-GS.2064
Theories of Attachment in Early Development MSWEL-GS.2088
Grief, Loss & Bereavement (O) MSWEL-GS.3001

Contemporary Issues with 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

Contemporary Issues with Older Adults

Course Title Course Number
Clinical Practice with Aging Populations MSWEL-GS.2117
Contemporary Aging MSWEL-GS.2102
Grief, Loss and Bereavement MSWEL-GS.2087
Substance Abuse Among Women through the Life Cycle (O) MSWEL-GS.3027

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
Sexual Health in Social Work Practice (O) MSWEL-GS.3051

Disability

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

World of Work

Course Title

Course Number
Social Work: Foundation for Leadership MSWEL-GS.2118
Introduction to Management & Organizational Practice MSWEL-GS.2146

Social Work and the Law

Course Title Course Number
Comparative Criminal Justice MSWEL-GS.2106
Social Work & the Law MSWEL-GS.2003
Forensic Justice and Problem Solving Courts MSWEL-GS.2101
Juvenile Justice Issues: Jurisdictions Implementing Systemic Reform MSWEL-GS.2158

Community Based Mental Health

Course Title Course Number
Cognitive & Behavioral Interventions MSWEL-GS.2053
Comparative Short Term Therapies: Crisis Intervention, Dynamic/CBT MSWEL-GS.2047
Evidence Based Practice MSWEL-GS.2104
Integrative Gestalt Therapy Approach to Social Work Practice MSWEL-GS.2110
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (O) MSWEL-GS.3026
Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Principles & Practice (O) MSWEL-GS.3012

Hospital Based Mental Health

Course Title Course Number
Clinical Practice in Illness & Healthcare MSWEL-GS.2113
Social Work in Health and Mental Health MSWEL-GS.2112
Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis (O) MSWEL-GS.3004

Psychopharmacology (O)

MSWEL-GS.2077
SW in the ER: Focus On Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault (O) MSWEL-GS.3019

Global Social Work

Course Title Course Number
Culturally Competent Practice: Integrative Framework for Serving Asian & Asian American Populations MSWEL-GS.2091
Culture & Social Issues of Central America MSWEL-GS.2114
Disaster, Trauma & Loss (O) MSWEL-GS.2077
Immigrant Families: Stressors and Adaptation (O) MSWEL-GS.2077
Global Learning Course  

School Social Work

Course Title Course Number
Social Work Practice in Secondary Schools MSWEL-GS.2064
Leading Groups Working with Children & Adolescents MSWEL-GS.3033
Overview of Learning Disabilities & Deficits in Attention MSWEL-GS.3050

Policy Practice

Course Title Course Number
Comparative Criminal Justice MSWEL-GS.2106
Community Organizatio MSWEL-GS.2127
Contemporary Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues MSWEL-GS.2095
Culture & Social Issues of Central America MSWEL-GS.2114
Forensic Justice and Problem Solving Courts MSWEL-GS.2101
Legislative Advocacy for Social Work & Social Policy (Offered at NYU Washington, DC, site) MSWEL-GS.2158
International Poverty Reduction MSWEL-GS.2140