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SWK 4613H – Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Older Populations - Elective

Approved elective course for Collaborative Program in Aging and the Life Course

This course focuses on mental disorders that are diagnosed In older populations and the course of mental illnesses as people diagnosed with mental illnesses age. Using a life course perspective, readings and lectures will explore the psychosocial issues that affect individuals diagnosed with mental illness and their family members and how social work intervention can promote mental health and well-being for clients social workers may encounter in health, social and community services.