Child and Family
Designed for students interested in careers as child and family social workers, this specialization prepares students to promote the overall well-being of children and families in school settings, child protective services, hospitals, and community-based mental health centers. Students prepare to engage with children, adolescents, and family systems coping with addiction, mental illness, attachment-related problems, and trauma.
Students learn about the impacts of attachment and trauma on development, functioning, and interpersonal relationships. They also study different clinical approaches applicable to children, adolescents, and families struggling with various issues across numerous contexts.
The following advanced clinical courses are either required or recommended for students who choose the child and family clinical specialization.
Choose two of the following three courses:
- SWO-438 Alcohol, Drugs, and Social Work Practice
- SWO-528 Child and Adolescent Trauma
- SWO-582 Attachment, Neurobiology, and Social Work Practice
Choose one of the following two courses:
- SWO-455 Human Sexuality and Social Work Practice
- SWO-462 Advanced Group Work With Diverse, Vulnerable, and Resilient Populations
Choose one of the following three courses:
- SWO-475 Narrative Approaches to Social Work Practice
- SWO-483 Cognitive Behavioral Approaches and Treatment
- SWO-578 Perspectives on Severe Mental Illness
To learn more about SocialWork@Simmons courses of study, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-523-7779.