Mental Health and Addictions

This specialization is designed for students interested in social work careers helping those struggling with mental health disorders and/or addictions. Students develop skills in rapid assessment and thorough evaluation. They learn to use several treatment modalities and develop treatment relationships that apply to a wide range of clients over time or in brief encounters. Upon completion of this specialization, students will have the skills required for positions in a range of settings, including inpatient units, detoxification facilities, partial hospital programs, as well as mental health clinics and family agencies.

To learn more about SocialWork@Simmons clinical specializations, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-523-SSSW (7779).