SW 823 Practice in Health and Mental Health Settings with Older Adults (Fall: 3)

Prerequisite: SW 762 and SW 800
Corequisite: SW 933 or SW 943 or permission
Required for Older Adults and Families Field-of-Practice Concentration; elective for others.
An advanced course designed to develop micro and macro practice skills in working with older adults and their families in health and mental health settings. The course explores the biopsychosocial knowledge base required to develop effective interventions with specific foci on the physical and mental health considerations facing older adults and their families. Substance abuse issues and the special challenges of reaching a client population often invisible to service providers are discussed. The role of spirituality in older adults' lives and the challenges of death, dying, and bereavement facing the older adults are also covered.
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