SWK 4604H is a prerequisite for SWK 4631H Advanced Social Work Practice in Mental Health
Mental illness and mental health problems affect the lives of individuals and families that social workers encounter in a wide range of health and social service settings. This course aims to equip students to provide sensitive and effective help to clients by presenting material concerning a range of mental health problems and their treatment. The course considers social work practice across the continuum of mental health care services. Attention is focused on how social workers assess, support and intervene with consideration of both the client and his or her environment. Like other courses at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, this course emphasizes the integration of research and theory with practice and the application of evidence-based approaches.