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Springfield, Massachusetts


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MSSW 670

Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

This course focuses on the strengths based approaches to practice with people with severe and persistent mental illness and their families. Primary among these approaches are strengths based case management, assertive community treatment and psycho-educational groups. Students will be helped to understand and address the bio-psycho-social conditions associated with serious mental illness. Special attention will be given to the impact of gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status and sexual orientation on the treatment of persons with severe and persistent mental illness and to the effects of mental health policy on these groups

Units: 3.0