Course: SWRK 503. Psychosocial Assessment and Diagnostic Formulation (3)
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the MSW program. Social workers are often required to practice within multidisciplinary teams of professionals. This course teaches students to conduct a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of individuals and families which emphasizes anti-oppressive, socially just practice. Students critique assessment and diagnostic tools including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the International Classification of Diseases. Students learn to utilize the diagnostic tools in a critically conscious, culturally congruent manner. Students completing the course will demonstrate competency in writing and orally presenting a psychosocial assessment.