SW 623 Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology in Social Work Practice

3 credits

This course will focus on the neurobiological bases of problem behaviors across a variety of areas including but not limited to major mental and health disorders, alcohol and drug addictions, risk taking, and impulse-control disorders. Students will develop knowledge of common pharmacological interventions and relevant debates. The course will highlight how to incorporate research pertaining to brain dysregulation, neuroendocrine functioning, medications, and disease processes into the assessment and treatment process.