ERIC Number: EJ1041852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Teaching Note--Integrating Prevention Content into Clinical Social Work Practice Courses
Rishel, Carrie W.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n4 p752-762 2014
Rapid changes in health care services and delivery suggest an upcoming paradigm shift in the field of mental health. Recent national reports, health care policy changes, and growing evidence support a shift toward prevention-focused mental health care. The social work profession is uniquely positioned to act as leaders in this shift as the profession's values, goals, and hallmark practice approach are consistent with preventive care. Most social work students, however, do not receive training in prevention practice. The author's development, implementation, and evaluation of a prevention-focused master of social work elective in the area of mental health is presented as an example of integrating prevention content into clinical social work practice courses. Implications for social work education are discussed.
Descriptors: Social Work, Masters Programs, Masters Degrees, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Prevention, Values, Goal Orientation, Clinical Experience, Federal Legislation, Curriculum Development, Course Descriptions, Children, Course Evaluation, Pretests Posttests, Graduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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