MSW Concentrations - Health/Mental Health Services
The Health/Mental Health Services concentration curriculum strengthens and deepens students' understanding of the social, emotional, psychological, and physical forces that affect the well being of all persons and especially those who seek health and mental health care. The Health/Mental Health Concentration is conceptualized and designed to provide students with the following:
- an understanding of concepts and theories pertinent to the promotion of physical and mental health from strengths-based and wellness perspectives;
- knowledge of the social policies that affect persons in need of health and mental health services as well as the advocacy skills necessary to improve policies and access to services for these at-risk populations;
- skill in advanced practice related to assessment, intervention, and leadership development;
- skill in conducting research relevant to health and mental health practice and service;
- a field education practicum that will support the development of practice skills specific to advanced generalist practice in health and mental health services.
Upon graduation, students who have selected the Health/Mental Health Services Concentration typically assume positions in hospitals, psychiatric facilities, day treatment programs, and community health and mental health agencies.