Archive for February, 2016


The Role of the Social Work Profession in Meeting its Historical Mission to Serve Vulnerable Populations (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  The course includes first hand accounts from social work practitioners who examine how the field of social work has historically delivered services to the poor and oppressed.  The course examines the profession’s historical affinity for social casework over social justice and describes various casework approaches which primarily served the middle class and not the poor. The course describes how the profession was reminded of its founding mission and concern for the disempowered during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC credit. Read the complete description of this course…..


Applying Ethical Standards to Social Media Use with Vulnerable Populations (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores the convergence of ethics, technology, and social work practice.  It examines important benefits and risks of utilizing current technology in social work practice and explores the ethical concepts of informed consent, confidentiality, disclosure and verification of identity.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC credit.

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Helping Families to Support their LGBT Children (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course describes a family-oriented approach to services and care for families with LGBT children and adolescents.  It provides information about when children begin to identify as LGBT, describes the relationship between rejecting behaviors from families and health risks for LGBT children, and it provides seven practical approaches to help practitioners work with families with LGBT children.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Common Mental Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment (4 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines the diagnosis and treatment of common mental disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Schizophrenia.  Signs and symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, medication, and treatments are explored.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


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