Prerequisites:Successful completion of all foundation courses and SWK 610, SWK 615, SWK 620, SWK 625, SWK 635 or SWK 655, SWK 630, SWK 640, and SWK 645.
This course provides an in-depth examination into the impacts of deployments on military members and their families. It includes a comprehensive review of new and emerging evidence-based individual, family, and community interventions designed to help military members and their families recover and adapt to these deployments. Students will obtain a thorough understanding of combat related Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Secondary PTSD, along with suicidality, substance abuse, and domestic violence among these member and their families. This course will enable graduate students to understand the prevalence, severity, impacts, and treatments of these conditions and problems. Students will be able to apply material from this course to their future clinical practice with active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and separated military members and their families. They will be equipped for entry-level social work within on-post/base mental health and social service clinics/ hospitals, Veteran’s Affairs clinics/hospitals, community social service/mental health agencies, and private practice clinics.