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Ashley Hammonds, MSW '11

Taking Pride in Her Culture

As a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Ashley Hammonds, MSW '11, takes pride in her culture and in helping to create awareness about the lives of modern day Native Americans.  More about Taking Pride... »

Professor and Louise McMahon Ahearn Chair James Lubben

'I'm a Dreamer'

Professor and Louise McMahon Ahearn Chair James Lubben talks about his love of flowers and how cultivation and nurturing translates to his teaching and relationships with his students.  More about 'I'm a Dreamer' »

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Health & Mental Health Concentration

Our primary goal is to prepare you for advanced practice in clinical services, advocacy, or management roles in the dynamic fields of health care and behavioral health.

You receive specialized knowledge, skills, and training in the areas of assessment, evidence-based interventions, policy, planning, and management techniques. Clinical students focus on developing strong assessment skills and learning evidence-based treatment interventions to work with individuals, couples, families, and groups in health and behavioral health settings. Macro students specialize in developing the policy, planning, and management skills to become effective advocates and leaders at the local, state, or national level.

Our graduates work in a panoply of health and behavioral health settings ranging from hospital based to community based, acute care to rehabilitation facilities, forensic services and homeless services, outpatient clinics and substance abuse programs, state agencies, and grass roots organizations. With Massachusetts leading the way in national health care reform, you will be exposed to the rapidly changing organization and delivery of health and behavioral health care.

You will develop strong foundational skills, for either macro or clinical practice, through the integration of the academic and field work experience.

Clinical Social Work with a focus on Mental Health

Required courses include:
SW 865 Family Therapy
SW 817 Health and Mental Health Policy

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Clinical Social Work with a focus on Health

Required courses include:
SW 873 Psychosocial Dimensions of Health and Medical Care Practice
SW 817 Health and Mental Health Policy

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Macro Social Work with a focus on Health or Mental Health

Required courses include:
SW 897 Planning for Health and Mental Health Services
SW 817 Health and Mental Health Policy

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