Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Graduate Courses

SOWK 615: Social Work Practice with Adolescents

Credit Hours



This course emphasizes knowledge of critical dimensions of adolescent ego development (normal and pathogenic) and draws primarily from analytic ego psychological theory. The vicissitudes of therapeutic relationships with adolescents are explored, focusing on stages in the treatment process, the modes of expression available to clinicians, and clinicians' differential judgments regarding technique and communication. While a psychodynamic approach is emphasized within the context of an individual treatment model, some issues relative to family and group psychotherapy will be addressed. 

SOWK 615 Syllabus