SW 897 (1ON) - Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare

SpecTop/Forensic Mental Health

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Social Work
Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2019 - E-term IV (03/18/2019 - 05/09/2019)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53975
Seminar for graduate students. Topics may include: A) Drugs and Chemical Dependency; B) Intimate Partner Violence C) Social Action in Education Settings D) Social Action in the Dominican Republic. May be repeated for different topics. Special fee.
Section Comments: Department permission required for non online MSW students
Only listed majors in section: SOCIAL WORK OL
Instructors: Sarah Neilson

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
3/18/2019 5/9/2019 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Forensic Mental Health blends the intricacies of law and mental health disorders with the understanding that each individual case is very unique and needs to be evaluated very carefully. This is a very informative, fast-paced and detailed course that is meant to give students samples of the Forensic and Mental Health worlds; how they complement each other and collide against each other. Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of identifying and reporting on childhood abuse, neglect and trauma related to safety and harm. Students will learn the differences between clinically and forensically interviewing victims, alleged perpetrators and collateral's for the sole purpose of information seeking. Students will conduct research on a serial killer of their choosing while making connections to any possible childhood trauma. Students will learn what is expected and acceptable in a court room regarding etiquette and proceedings when involved in a case as a professional and/or other participant.