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Black Forges New Space Between Neuroscience and Social Work

Jessica Black

Associate Professor Jessica Black pursued higher education in hopes of preparing a next generation of collegians to go out and make a difference in the world. This is a major reason she redirected her own course of study toward social work, to prepare students to build careers in practice, policy, and research that have the potential to enhance biopsychosocial life course development.  Read more on the Blog »

 
Sabbath is Principal Investigator in $1.6 Million Project Studying Workplace Health & Safety

Professor Erika Sabbath

Assistant Professor Erika Sabbath is a Principal Investigator of a project within the Harvard Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing, a prestigious consortium of research projects based at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read more on the Blog »

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:
SCWK 8865 Family Therapy
SCWK 8817 Health and Mental Health Policy

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Clinical Social Work with a focus on Health

Required courses include:
SCWK 8873 Psychosocial Dimensions of Health and Medical Care Practice
SCWK 8817 Health and Mental Health Policy

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Macro Social Work with a focus on Health or Mental Health

Required courses include:
SCWK 8897 Planning for Health and Mental Health Services
SCWK 8817 Health and Mental Health Policy

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