SW 720 Social Work Practice with Veterans and Families

3 credits

This clinical course will prepare students for social work practice with service members, veterans, and their families. Students will become oriented to the assessment of and evidence-based treatments for signature injuries and diagnoses found among veterans and their family members (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, substance abuse, readjustment issues, intimate partner violence, military sexual trauma, and complex trauma). Clinical modalities will include individual, couple, family, and group interventions that promote health, wellness, and resiliency among service members, veterans, and their families. Students will develop knowledge about the unique challenges and issues facing veterans from different eras and conflicts, and the impact of intersectionality of multiple diversity factors (e.g., gender, military hierarchy and status, racial/ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship status) on the experiences of service members, veterans, and their families.