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					                 SILVER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
                        ONE CREDIT INTENSIVES FOR FALL 2011
        THE FOLLOWING ONE CREDIT INTENSIVE ELECTIVES WILL BE OFFERED FOR THE 2011 FALL SEMESTER.
                 THREE 1-POINT MINI-COURSES CAN BE USED TO REPLACE ONE 3-POINT ELECTIVE.


Psychopharmacology: This course will review diagnostic categories and symptoms of the major
mental illnesses. Appropriate medications for particular conditions will be described along with
potential side effects. Clinical issues around social work with clients on medication, such as taking or
not taking meds, will be discussed. Issues that arise in collaborative work with interdisciplinary teams
will be described.

Instructor: Koehler, Brian

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 005, Class # 12520
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm

-OR-

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 010, Class # 12522
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Conflict Resolution for Children and Adolescents: This course provides an overview of the need and
approaches to engage in conflict resolution for children and adolescents. It also provides opportunity
to understand the needed skill and techniques utilized in conflict resolution.

Instructor: Cort Engelken

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 006, Class # 12521
Saturday, October 15, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm

-OR-

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 060, Class # 12531 (OFFERED AT SARAH LAWRENCE CAMPUS)
Saturday, October 9, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis: Using the DSM IV-TR: This course will instruct beginning
students in the basic diagnostic categories for mental illness as listed and described in the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV TR, 2000). These criteria are
used throughout the mental health agency system. The module is designed to give students a head start
in conducting multi-axial assessments and use basic terminology. More significant examination of
mental disorders in the context of their bio-psycho-social etiologies, cultural relevance, epidemiology
and evidence-basis will take place in the full-semester HBSE III course.


Please Note: Students may only substitute three mini-courses for an elective once.           08/04/11
Instructor: Dore Sheppard

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 011, Class # 12523
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Social Work Practice: Gestalt therapy theory, with its emphasis on
holism, respect for the client’s subjective experience, and roots in field theory, provides a multi-
dimensional, humanistic frame for contemporary social work practice. This course will serve as an
introduction to the basic concepts of a Gestalt approach, and how they can be applied to working with
clients in any social work setting. Emphasis will be given to enhancing the richness of the client-
worker relationship in accordance with Gestalt therapy’s dialogic stance, in order to enhance the
client’s potential for growth.

Instructors: Evan Senreich & Patricia Tucker

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 022, Call # 12524
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2011, 10:00am-3:00pm

Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Principals and Practice: The Interpersonal matrix is at the heart of clinical
work and human development. This mini course will review Interpersonal theory perspectives from
Sullivan, Bowlby and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) research to provide a basic framework for
understanding human relations. In addition to the theoretical perspective, a practical integrative skills
methodology incorporating Interpersonal/Cognitive Behavioral principals will be reviewed and applied to
case examples. This course offers a practical skills approach for students to utilize in clinical settings.

Instructor: Reji Matthew

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 025, Call # 12525
Friday, November 4, 2011, 10:00am-3:00pm
Friday, November 11, 2011, 10:00am-3:00pm

-OR-

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 061, Class # 12532 (OFFERED AT SARAH LAWRENCE CAMPUS)
Sunday, September 25, 2011, 9:30am-2:30pm
Sunday, October 2, 2011, 9:30am-2:30pm

Social Work in the Emergency Room: Focus on Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault:
Working with survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault can challenge the mettle
of seasoned social workers. This course will introduce key concepts worker need to understand before
undertaking this clinical task. It will describe the key players in the emergency room as well as the
priorities of each. The psychodynamics of IPV and the trauma of sexual assault will be reviewed. The
course will introduce principles of crisis intervention and legal issues that arise in helping this

Please Note: Students may only substitute three mini-courses for an elective once.        08/04/11
population. It will cover cultural considerations, including issues relevant to the LGBTQ community.
Common counter-transference issues will be explored.

Instructor: Melissa Goodman

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 028, Class # 12526
Monday, September 12, 2011, 10:00am-1:00pm
Monday, September 19, 2011, 10:00am-1:00pm
Monday, September 26, 2011, 10:00am-1:00pm

Eating Disorders: Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment Issues: This three day class will explore eating
disorders as a metaphor for relationship. The etiology, assessment, types of eating disorders, signs and
symptoms, co-morbidity, and differential treatment and levels of care will all be addressed. Lecture,
video and case vignettes will be used to illustrate course content.

Instructor: Jodi Rubin

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 043, Class # 12527

Friday, September 16, 2011, 11:00am-2:30pm
Friday, September 23, 2011, 11:00am-2:30pm
Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:00am-2:30pm

Practice with Spanish Language/Latino Families: This one credit intensive explores both clinical and social
policy considerations with respect to understanding and treating Spanish Language/Heritage families in the
United States. Distinct modules address Basic Values of Respect, Dignity, and “Personalism;” Family and
Kinship Organization and Dynamics; Belief Systems of Health and Illness across Ethnicities; Signs and
Symptoms of Substance Abuse (includes English and Spanish “street” terms); U.S. and U.N. Immigration
Classifications, and Communication Styles: Conducting the Biopsychosocial Interview across Cultures and
How to Work with an Interpreter. To facilitate comprehension, students use a downloadable workbook that
aids in note-taking. The method of instruction includes lecture, discussion, and role play. This course is
taught in Spanish; a level of “fair fluency” is sufficient.

Instructor: Madeleine Dale

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 045, Class # 12528
Friday, October 21, 2011, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 9:00am-4:00pm

Positive Psychology: Positive psychology is the study of what constitutes and contributes to personal
happiness, life satisfaction, and sense of well being; the identification and enhancement of individual
strengths and positive emotions such as optimism, creativity, courage, and gratitude; and the methods
of applying this knowledge in order to strengthen what is positive in individuals and in institutions.
The course will describe the history, philosophy, major tenets, and empirical base of positive
psychology, and the interventions and measures that have been designed to foster and monitor positive
development.

Please Note: Students may only substitute three mini-courses for an elective once.          08/04/11
Instructor: Susan Marell

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 050, Class # 12529 (OFFERED AT ST THOMAS AQUINAS CAMPUS)
Monday, October 3, 2011, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Monday, October 17, 2011, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Monday, October 24, 2011, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Eating Disorders: Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment Issues: This three day class will explore eating
disorders as a metaphor for relationship. The etiology, assessment, types of eating disorders, signs and
symptoms, co-morbidity, and differential treatment and levels of care will all be addressed. Lecture,
video and case vignettes will be used to illustrate course content.

Instructor: Mary R. Mastria

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 051, Class # 16542
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 10:00am-3:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2011, 10:00am-3:00pm

Understanding & Intervening Clinically with Veterans: Combat veterans are prepared to leave the war
behind them, only to realize that an emotional battleground still awaits them when they return home.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are creating a generation of young men and women battling the
invisible wounds of war, particularly depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain
Injury. The first part of this workshop will focus on military cultural competency, in an effort to help
clinicians understand the warrior mindset and allow them to more effectively engage the combat
veteran in treatment. The workshop will then focus on the myriad of combat-related mental health
reactions and symptoms facing returning veterans, as well as, the readjustment challenges for their
families. Attendees will be introduced to effective clinical interventions, particularly cognitive
behavioral models and the transition from combat zone to home zone will be explored through
BATTLEMIND concepts. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of vicarious trauma and the
importance of self-care.

Instructor: Alice Psirakis

MSWEL-GS 2077, Section 088, Class # 12533
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 10:00am-3:00pm




Please Note: Students may only substitute three mini-courses for an elective once.           08/04/11

				
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