Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Graduate Courses

SOWK 620: Clinical Social Work Practice with Children

Credit Hours



This course is designed to help students attain a mastery of the central concepts in direct social work treatment of children. The course begins with an overview of the major mental disorders from which children suffer, and then covers interviewing skills and formulating diagnosis and treatment plans with children. Students are introduced to the various modalities available for clinical social work practice with children, and different theoretical models that have been developed for understanding and treating children.