SOWK7616: Beyond the DSM

Class Program
Credits 3

The history of how the DSM was developed is explored to provide an understanding of how the medical model became the foundation of mental health treatment. Students will learn the basic foundations of ethical diagnostic skills by studying and practicing using the DSM V. Students will also learn ethical practice of psycho-pharmacology. The holistic social work perspective of HBSE is foundational to how the material is presented. Critical thinking is emphasized in all aspects of understanding mental illness, diagnosis and psycho-pharmacology.