Develop Expertise in a Specialized Field of Practice

Through our impressive range of 3-credit and 1-credit electives, focused-learning opportunities (FLOs) and field placements, students can develop expertise in a specialized field of practice including mental health; children and families; substance abuse; school social work; health; global social work; aging; and policy practice. One-credit electives are noted with (O).

Students can select from our rich and diverse offerings to develop specialized knowledge related to their professional interests. One-credit electives are noted with (O).

Please note: Not all electives are offered every semester. Refer to the course catalog in Albert each semester for a list of active courses.

Course Title

Course Number

Social Work Practice with Asian Pacific Islander/American Populations  MSWEL-GS.3104
Introduction to Social Work with US Military Service Members and Veterans  MSWEL-GS.3103
Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples (O) MSWEL-GS.3070
Clinical Social Work Practice with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (O) MSWEL-GS.3019
Theories and Issues of Aging MSWEL-GS.2199
Sexual and Gender Minorities: Past, Present, Future MSWEL-GS.2095
Clinical Social Work with Military Service Members and Veterans MSWEL-GS.2190
Clinical Practice with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse MSWEL-GS.2059
Homelessness in Perspective: Research, Practice, and Policy MSWEL-GS.3077
Clinical Practice with Couples MSWEL-GS.2049
Clinical Practice with Substance Abusers & Their Families MSWEL-GS.2028
Object Relations MSWEL-GS.2051
Current Approaches to Trauma (O) MSWEL-GS.3002

Disaster, Trauma & Loss (O)

MSWEL-GS.3007

Course Title Course Number
Social Work Practice with Traumatized Children and Adolescents  MSWEL-GS.2055
Child, Parent, State MSWEL-GS.2170
Core Concepts in Child and Adolescent Trauma MSWEL-GS.2173
Working with Transgender Youth MSWEL-GS.3080
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
Theories of Attachment in Early Development MSWEL-GS.2088
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

 

Course Title

Course Number

Mass Incarceration: Implications for Social Work MSWEL-GS.2191

Social Work & the Law

MSWEL-GS.2003

Forensic Justice and Problem Solving Courts

MSWEL-GS.2101

Course Title

Course Number

Social Work Practice with Asian Pacific Islander/American Populations (O) MSWEL-GS.3104
Sexual and Gender Minorities: Past, Present, Future  MSWEL-GS.2095
Mass Incarceration: Implications for Social Work  MSWEL-GS.2191
Advanced DROP  MSWEL-GS.2203
Working with Transgender Youth MSWEL-GS.3080

Racial and Social Class Micro-Aggressions: Making/Invisible Visible/Clinical Practice

MSWEL-GS.3084

Inequities in Globalization

MSWEL-GS.2136

International Poverty Reduction

MSWEL-GS.2140

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

Working with Transgender Populations (O)

Scheduled for Spring 2015

 

Global Study Away courses are subject to change. Please visit our Global Learning page for up to date information.  

Course Title

Course Number

Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees (online)  MSWEL-GS.2115
Migration and the Trump Wall: Health & Social Welfare Issues of Latino Migrants (Puebla) MSWEL-GS.2177
Assessment and Treatment of Children of Substance Misusing Parents (Tel Aviv) MSWEL-GS .3081

Development of Community Level HIV Prevention and Intervention

MSWEL-GS.2139

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

MSWEL-GS.3068

Inequities in Globalization

MSWEL-GS.2136

International Poverty Reduction

MSWEL-GS.2140

Practice with Families: Contemporary Approaches (Paris, France)

Scheduled for Summer 2015

Immigrant Families: Stressors and Adaptation (O)

MSWEL-GS.2077

 

 

 

Course Title

Course Number

Introduction to Palliative Care Social Work (O) MSWEL-GS.3097
Integrative Behavioral Health Concepts (O) MSWEL-GS.3089
Migration and the Trump Wall: Health & Social Welfare Issues of Latino Migrants (Puebla) MSWEL-GS.2177
Clinical Practice with Chronic and Life-Limiting Illness MSWEL-GS.2200
Anthropological Perspectives in Global Health MSWEL-GS.2184/2189

Social Work in Health and Mental Health

MSWEL-GS.2112

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

Sexual Health in Social Work Practice (O)

MSWEL-GS.3051

Course Title

Course Number

Advocacy and Social Justice in Social Work Practice  MSWEL-GS.2197
Critical Digital Practices for Social Justice Advocacy  MSWEL-GS.2204
Exercising Leadership in the Non-Profit and Public Sectors MSWEL-GS.2195
Grant-Writing for Non-Profit Organizations (O) MSWEL-GS.3073
Management & Organizational Practice for 21st Century Social Work  MSWEL-GS.2146
Sex Trafficking in the US and Around the World  MSWEL-GS.3101

Introduction to Conflict Mediation

MSWEL-GS.2082

Women & Leadership (O)

MSWEL-GS.3037

 

Course Title

Course Number

Social Work Practice with Traumatized Children and Adolescents (O)  MSWEL-GS.2055
Art and Activity-Based Therapies with Groups & Families (O) MSWEL-GS.3054
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (O) MSWEL-GS.3106
Clinical Social Work Practice with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (O) MSWEL-GS.3019
Contemporary Gestalt Therapy Approach to Social Work Practice (O) MSWEL-GS.3041
Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples (O) MSWEL-GS.3070
Evidence Based Practice Models for Trauma (O) MSWEL-GS.3064
Integrative Behavioral Health Concepts (O) MSWEL-GS.3089
Parent-Child Clinical Practice (O) MSWEL-GS.3102
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) (O) MSWEL-GS.3107
Introduction to Social Work with US Military Service Members and Veterans  MSWEL-GS.3103
Marginalized Youth and Young Adults in Transition MSWEL-GS.2174
Clinical Social Work with Military Service Members and Veterans MSWEL-GS.2190
Assessment and Treatment of Children of Substance Misusing Parents (Tel Aviv)  MSWEL-GS.3081 
Social and Affective Neuroscience for Social Workers MSWEL-GS.3082
Working with Transgender Youth MSWEL-GS.3080
Core Concepts in Child and Adolescent Trauma MSWEL-GS.2173

Racial and Social Class Micro-Aggressions: Making/Invisible Visible/Clinical Practice

MSWEL-GS.3084

Social Work Practice with Asian Pacific Islander/American Populations  (O) MSWEL-GS.3104
Homelessness in Perspective: Research, Practice, and Policy MSWEL-GS.3077

Cognitive & Behavioral Interventions

MSWEL-GS.2053

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

Mindfulness and Social Work Practice

MSWEL-GS.2161

Social Work in Health and Mental Health

MSWEL-GS.2112

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

Psychopharmacology (O)

MSWEL-GS.2077

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

MSWEL-GS.3025

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

Course Title

Course Number

Advanced Social Policy: Social Work and Legislative Advocacy (DC) MSWAC-GS.2027
Homelessness in Perspective: Research, Practice, and Policy MSWEL-GS.3077

Community Organization

MSWEL-GS.2127

Development of Community Level HIV Prevention and Intervention

MSWEL-GS.2139

Forensic Justice and Problem Solving Courts

MSWEL-GS.2101

International Poverty Reduction

MSWEL-GS.2140

 

Course Title

Course Number

Homelessness in Perspective: Research, Practice, and Policy

MSWEL-GS.3077

Research Project Seminar II

MSWEL-GS.2116

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

Course Title

Course Number

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

MSWEL-GS.3062

Clinical Practice with Couples (O)

MSWEL-GS.2049

Clinical Practice with Trauma Survivors (SQ) MSWEL-GS.2194
Forensic Social Work: Practice with the Criminal Justice Involved Client (SQ) (O)  MSWEL GS.3100
Human Services and Social Work in China: Children, Youth, and Child Welfare (Shanghai) MSWEL-GS.2205
Mental Health & Juvenile Justice Involved Youth (SL) (O) MSWEL-GS.3034

Positive Psychology (O)

MSWEL-GS 3031

Social Work Practice & the Human Animal Bond (O) MSWEL-GS.3105
Social Work Treatment with Survivors of Trauma (SQ) (O) MSWEL-GS.3090
Social Work with Adolescents in Schools (SL, SQ) (O) MSWEL-GS.2064

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

MSWEL.GS-3042