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Spring 2018 Hybrid and Online Electives

Continuing Education Information

CEU's for NY LMSW's and LCSW's are available for select MSW elective courses. Upon completion of your course, you may use the instructions and form at this link to request your certificate.

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SW 557 Evidence Based Mental Health Practice

This course is aimed at developing the knowledge and skills necessary for working with individuals who have a diagnosis of serious mental illness using recovery-oriented evidence based practices. Students will learn to examine research literature to determine the various levels of support for specific interventions and essential principles for translating research into practice. In addition, they will identify the appropriate treatment outcomes that reflect effective, quality, mental health practice. Each evidence-based practice presented will also be examined for its utility with diverse groups.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule: Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 16823
Instructor:

Catherine Dulmus

Format: Blackboard CMS, Video Lectures, Discussion Board and Chat Assignments, Literature Review, Virtual Poster Presentation

SW 559 Trauma Theory and Treatment

This course will provide an introduction of theoretical frameworks of trauma throughout the life span. An overview of types of trauma and the impacts of trauma on the individual, family and community will be examined. Information on treatment methods, clinical applications and evidence-based practices used to address and treat trauma will be provided.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 16198
Instructor: Susan Green
Format: This course will utilize: Blackboard CMS, Discussion Board Interaction, Online Exams.  Students will need audio and video capability for “in-person”  (synchronous) chat sessions.

SW 573 Solution Focused Practice (Hybrid)

Solution focused practice has been widely used in the counseling, medical, education and business fields. This hybrid course will present the origin, principles, theory, research and application of solution focused work through both online course material and classroom instruction. Students will develop the knowledge base to utilize this intervention approach in multiple settings. The differential application of solution focused techniques based on assessment, treatment plans and ethical practice guidelines will be explored. A major emphasis will be placed on skill development and implementation. Participants will be expected to engage (both in class and online) in case discussions, experiential exercises, role plays and simulations which integrate theory with practice.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seated Dates: 2/4/18, 3/4/18, 4/15/18

Location: 214 Parker Hall, South Campus
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 16182
Instructor:

Denise Krause

SW 580 Psychopathology

This course provides a general introduction to the fields of abnormal psychology and clinical psychiatry. Specifically, the course intends to acquaint the students with the epidemiology, classification, etiology and treatment of the major forms of mental illness. It will be the primary aim of this course to develop the student’s diagnostic skills in clinical settings. To that end, didactic emphasis will be placed not only upon the study of psychopathological symptoms and behavior per se, but also upon their manifestations in everyday life. Case studies and audio-visual tape records of interviews with actual patients will be made an integral part of the course.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 16152
Instructor: Barbara Rittner
Format: Blackboard CMS, Video Lectures, Discussion Board Interaction, Online Exams

SW 587 Addiction and the Family

This course will provide a dual focus on alcohol and other drug problems and the family, examining: 1) the impact of alcohol and other drug problems on families, and 2) assessment and intervention strategies appropriate for these family systems and their individual family members (i.e.: children and adults).

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Credit Hours: 3
Registration #
20234
Instructor: Kelly Whitman
Format: This course will utilize: Blackboard CMS, Video Lectures, Discussion Board, Chat Assignments, Community-based assignments, and online small group assignments. This is a fully online course; therefore students will also need access to the Internet for “in-person”  (synchronous) chat sessions with audio and video capability.

SW 589 Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This course provides participants with a traumagenic conceptual framework for working with survivors of sexual abuse. Assessment techniques and treatment strategies are presented with special emphasis on individual and group therapy. Other topics in a survivor’s life; use of creative arts therapies in recovery; spiritual aspects of healing; and the avoidance of vicarious traumatization for the worker.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 20099
Instructor: Michelle Sperlich
Format: The course utilizes Blackboard CMS, with readings, videolectures, videos, discussion boards, and journals. There is a semester-long online small group assignment. This is a fully online course; students will need access to the Internet for weekly activities and in addition will be required to meet synchronously three times during the semester online in small groups (over the Collaborate platform).

SW 595 Agency Grant Writing

This seminar covers the following aspects of proposal preparation: informational exchange, preparing the proposal, basic and advanced rules of writing proposals, the grant-management system, budgets, specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies, conceptual framework to guide the research, measurement to operationalize constructs, sampling plans, procedures for data collection, statistical analysis, and critical components of writing proposals. All students will submit a final proposal.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Credit Hours: 3
Registration #
14475
Instructor: Gretchen Ely
Format: Blackboard based course meetings with use of discussion boards. Course material will consist of videos, power point presentations, readings and websites. Students will prepare sections of a mock grant application and conduct mock peer reviews. 

SW 598 Behavior Disorders of Childhood

This course provides a general introduction to behavior problems of childhood. A particular emphasis will be placed on differentiating among the many associated labels (i.e. behavioral disturbances, behavior problems, mental illness, developmental disorder, maladaptive behavior and dysfunctional behavior) with this category of disorders. The course will review classification and etiology of major mental health disorders within the context of normal and abnormal mental and emotional development of children. Children's behavior disorders will be examined in the contexts of family, peer group, school and community. The ethical considerations associated with this topic as well as the impact of culture on children and their families will be highlighted. Strategies employed to treat children and their families will also be addressed.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Credit Hours: 3
Registration #
19841
Instructor: Elizabeth Caprio
Format: Blackboard CMS, Discussion Board Interaction, Online Exams

SW 714 International Social Work

In a globalized world, effective social work practice requires incorporation of an international perspective and an understanding of the connections between global and local issues. The purpose of this course is to examine critical global social issues, policies and social welfare institutions in different regions of the world with special attention to human rights, the process of globalization and its effect on social welfare and human needs. A key premise of the course is to recognize the value conflicts that influence global and international social interventions. The role of international organizations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in shaping international welfare policy and services is also explored.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Credit Hours: 3
Registration #
16206
Instructor: Filomena Critelli
Format: Blackboard CMS, Video Lectures, Discussion Board Interaction, Video Presentations. 

SW 720 Introduction to Veteran and Family Care (Hybrid)

This elective will introduce students to issues relevant to working with veterans and military family members, including military values, structure, culture, and terminology; the deployment cycle; history of recent military conflicts and impacts of different eras of service; government and community-based service delivery systems and supports available to veterans and military families; and the changing nature of the military, such as special issues related to women, racial/ethnic minorities, and gay and lesbian service members and veterans. Course content will also review the physical and mental health impacts of service and combat on veterans (e.g., TBIs, pain, physical trauma and disabilities, psychological trauma and PTSD, depression, substance abuse/addictions, moral injury) from a trauma-informed framework, as well as the challenges of reintegration (e.g., unemployment, homelessness, access to services, etc.). Additionally, these issues will be examined as they relate to military spouses/partners, families, and children, as will the topics of separation, reunion, transitioning from the war zone to home, caregiver burden, loss, grieving, and fear of future deployments. This interdisciplinary course will also provide students the opportunity to discuss topics across care-providing disciplines.

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:50pm

Seated Dates:

Location:  214 Parker Hall, South Campus
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 21037
Instructor: Lisa Butler

SW 972 Introduction to Infant Mental Health (Hybrid)

Infant Mental Health is a rapidly growing field that emphasizes the importance of supporting the developing parent-infant relationship and promoting secure attachments. This course will provide a foundation and overview for students, including the important theories and assumptions underlying infant mental health, the evidence-based practices with infants, toddlers and families, as well as the identification of appropriate interventions based upon the infant and family’s needs, cultural histories and capacities. Emphasis on how the experiences of early childhood persist over time and how they are summoned up again by the presence of a baby, the importance of self-reflection and self-awareness of one’s own experiences of early childhood, as well as cultural histories and capacities will be stressed throughout the course. 

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Seated Dates: Parker - 206 2/3/18, 3/10/18, 4/21/18 

                      Parker - 214 4/7/18

Location: 206 and 214 Parker Hall, South Campus
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 21509
Instructor: Michelle Sperlich
Format:  Format will include Blackboard CMS, discussion board interaction, lecture, video clips, short papers, and in-class presentations. Students are required to either be online via collaborate or come to 206 Parker Hall for the synchronous sessions.

SW 996 Interpersonal Violence

This course will examine the multifaceted problem of violence in the United States, with emphasis on theoretical explanations, issues of oppression and privilege, and methods of intervention. Types of violence examined will include family violence, youth and gang violence, structural violence, sexual assault, gun violence, homicide, and mass violence such as terrorism. We will give special attention to the types of violence frequently encountered in social work practice, such as intimate partner violence. Students will also be provided the opportunity to pursue their own interests within this topic. 

Schedule:

Jan. 29, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Credit Hours: 3
Registration #
20235
Instructor: Patricia Logan-Greene
Format: Blackboard, Video lectures, Discussion Boards, Synchronous Meetings (Times TBD)