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SWK4636H – Special Topics in Mental Health Social Work: Crisis Intervention in Social Work Practice - Elective

This course provides critical knowledge with a focus on competencies and skills for effective crises intervention with high-risk clients. Through the lens of social work practice, students will gain knowledge of the common issues that contribute to mental health crises (e.g. trauma, suicidality, self-harm) and the application of short term, empirically-based interventions designed to treat crises across the life course. With a focus on experiential application, students will learn and utilize their previous experience and coursework in mental health practice through readings, lecture, discussion, case scenarios, quizzes, presentations, papers and role-plays.