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Mental Health: A Multicultural Perspective


Course Description

The course approaches mental health from a holistic and multi-cultural practice perspective. It examines the continuum from mental health to mental illness. It will introduce students to the concepts and issues related to this field and will examine them from a traditional medical model of illness and non-traditional cultural practices. Common mental health disorders will be explored. The social worker's role as a member of an interdisciplinary team is presented. Students will examine their own preconceptions and values about mental health.

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SOWK 1010 SOWK 1020 SOWK 1035 SOWK 1030 SOWK 1040 SOWK1045 SOWK 2010 SOWK 2020 SOWK 2030 Co requisite SOWK 2045