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Community Mental Health Concentration

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Clinical social workers are the nation's largest providers of mental health and psychotherapy services, outnumbering both psychologists and psychiatrists. Guided by the program's mission, this concentration is dedicated to helping students gain both general and specific psychotherapy skills to be utilized in serving populations in rural and small town community settings. It is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills for assessment, treatment, and evaluation with client systems in various types of public and private settings with a focus on the mental health needs of these populations. Note: this is the only concentration/major offered at our Twin Falls site.

Medical Social Work with Adults (ages 40 and up)

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With a continual rise in our nation's aging population, Social Workers form an important link between adults and the services designed to help them live with independence, dignity, and to achieve maximum potential during later life. Within this concentration, students are prepared to work with adults in a variety of settings. Studies are focused on the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and economic aspects of daily living that occur in any number of settings.

Foundation Standing

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Students who enter the Master of Social Work program from disciplines other than social work enter the program with Foundation Standing. These students must take courses to lay a foundation for the concentration level social work courses. These foundation courses are taken during the first three semesters of the program. Students who begin with Foundation Standing may complete their course work in two and one-half years (seven semesters).

Dual Concentration

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A Dual Concentration involves completion of the practice courses in two or more concentration areas and gives the student advanced competencies in both/several areas.