- SWK A651 Social Work Practice in Addictions and Mental Health (3 credits)
Preparation for work in a variety of social service settings in which clients may
be coping with problems related to mental disorders and/or addiction. A research based
analysis of addictions and mental disorders as they are manifested independently and
in combination; and the impact of those disorders upon clients involved in a variety
of service systems such as child welfare, corrections and domestic violence.
- SWK A654 Supervisory Management in Social Work (3 credits)
Prepares graduate students and practitioners for social work supervisory management
roles. The course provides a theoretical framework for supervisory management methods
and processes and will address essential knowledge, values and skills in these professional
functions. Issues of gender and race as it relates to supervisory management will
also be explored.
- SWK A656 Treatment of Families (3 credits)
Explores a range of theories to inform social work practice with families and couples.
The course traces the evolution of family systems theories and other perspectives
with emphasis upon development of skills to apply evidence based interventions with
diverse families in need.
- SWK A659 Leadership and Decision Making in Social Work (3 credits)
Focuses on knowledge and skills related to leadership and decision-making for potential
leaders of social service organizations. Emphases include leadership theory and analysis
of leadership styles, decision-making theory and techniques. Issues of gender and
race as they relate to leadership and decision-making will also be explored.
- SWK A660 Financial Leadership for Social Work Administrators (2 credits)
Focuses on the budgeting process and how it relates to social service program planning,
accounting methods and procedures, financial evaluation, and financial accountability.
Values and ethics relating to financial administration in the nonprofit sector are
emphasized. Gender and race and their interpersonal/social influences on the financial
management process are explored.
- SWK A661 Marketing in the Social Sector (2 credits)
Focuses on the nature, role and relevance of social sector marketing, the nature of
public relations activities, the major concepts and tools to analyze an organization’s
markets, and potential strategies/guidelines for the development and implementation
of marketing programs.
- SWK A662 Financial Resource Development for Social Services (2 credits)
Explores the planning, conducting, and evaluation of fundraising activities, the development
of mission-based fundraising, donor identification and relations, spectrum-wide fundraising
(in-kind support, private support, private/public grants), social entrepreneurship
and fundraising ethics and accountability.
- SWK A663 Clinical Social Work with Children and Adolescents (2 credits)
Preparation for clinical work with children, adolescents and their families. Review
of fundamental issues in child and adolescent development will provide the groundwork
for development of effective assessment and treatment skills. Emphasis will be placed
upon understanding the child/adolescent within the family, community and cultural
context, incorporating these factors into treatment approaches and planning.
- SWK A664 Clinical Social Work with Adults (2 credits)
Prepares students for advanced clinical social work in a variety of settings with
adults suffering from behavioral disorders and problems coping with environmental
stressors. Focus upon skills for assessment, application of evidenced-based interventions
- SWK A665 Comparative Group Work (3 credits)
Equips students with theoretical and practical knowledge to differentially implement
group interventions in a variety of settings with diverse populations. This course
focuses on professional practice with groups.
- SWK A666 Family Development (3 credit)
Explores the reciprocal relationships of individuals and systems on family growth
and development across the life cycle. Examines the impact of individual family members,
extended family, community, cultural group and larger society on family development.
- SWK A667 Clinical Group Therapy (2 credits)
Equips students with knowledge and skills to independently practice clinical group
therapy. Theoretical concepts and scientific findings will be applied to understand
the practice of clinical group therapy that is short-term, structured and theme-centered.
- SWK A672 Social Work with Families and Couples (2 credits)
Prepares students for the application of family and couple therapy in clinical settings.
Theoretical concepts, assessment methods and intervention technique will provide students
the ability to formulate interventions with families and couples.
- SWK A673 Geriatric Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Develops the knowledge, skills, and values needed for effective social work practice
with older adults and their families. Students will have the opportunity to develop
the capability for accurate multidimensional assessments and effective interventions
with and on behalf of older adults and their families.
- SWK A674 Advanced Family Therapy (3 credits)
Focuses on the assessment of families and the process of family therapy through an
examination of classic and contemporary family therapy theory, models, research, and
practice. A variety of therapeutic approaches will be presented. students will identify
their own theoretical style of family therapy.
- SWK A676 Couples Therapy (3 credits)
Focuses on the assessment of couples and the process of couples therapy through an
examination of classic and contemporary theory, models, research, and practice. A
variety of therapeutic approaches will be presented. Students will identify their
own theoretical style of couples therapy.
- SWK A677 Multidisciplinary Seminar in Children's Mental Health (1 credit)
Seminar. Students will conduct site visits to various agencies serving the mental
health needs of children and families, participate in class discussions, interact
with guest speakers, and present cases from their various mental health disciplines.
Instructors will facilitate discussion coordinate guest speakers, provide case examples,
and deliver lectures.
- SWK A683 Innovative Practices in Telehealth (3 credits)
Provides an overview of telehealth with an emphasis on telebehavioral health in Alaska.
Includes topics on the history of telehealth and current legal, technical and logistical
considerations to prepare leaders in the expanding field of telehealth technology
and clinical exercises.
- SWK A685 Social Work Services in Schools (3 credits)
Explores the multiple roles practiced by social workers who provide social work services
in a school setting with emphasis on practice with populations at risk and culturally
diverse students and families. Provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding
of providing social work services in a school setting.
- SWK A686 Social Work Services in Alaska Schools (1 credit)
Provides an in depth knowledge and understanding of providing social work services
in school settings in Alaska. Explores the multiple roles of social workers who provide
services in rural and urban schools in Alaska.
- SWK A690 Selected Topics in Social Work (1-3 credits)
Focus on current topics related to social work with various system levels (individuals,
families, groups, communities, and organizations),fields of practice, and settings.
Special note: May be repeated with a different subtitle for maximum of 9 credits.
- SWK A691 Children's Mental Health Systems of Care (3 credits)
Introduces systems of care as a coordinated network of community-based services and
supports that are organized, multidisciplinary, in partnership with youth and family,
and address the cultural and linguistic needs of families in order to meet the challenges
of children and youth with serious mental health needs.
- SWK 698 MSW Research Seminar (3 credits)
Students use practice knowledge to inform and complete an applied research study or
program evaluation. The course involves the conceptualization, design, implementation
and dissemination of results.