In this course, we focus on the skills needed to provide social work in the health care sector, especially counselling and treatment to individuals (children, youth, and adults) or small groups (couples and families). Students are taught advanced assessment techniques, how to diagnose and treat psychosocial problems, and how to develop, promote, and restore mental health and social functioning. Examples of topics covered include mental health and/or substance abuse, dementia, disability and outpatient settings. Field trips Sessions with case work and group work are also part of the course. In addition, typical questions and intervention techniques in healthcare social work and clinical social work will be adressed.
Excursion day on November 14th, participation is obligatory.