Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Advanced Clinical Practice Track

The integrated practice track prepares students for micro-level clinical practice across a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient practice, extended care facilities, and community mental health agencies.  This track is consistent with Loyola University School of Social Work’s mission to provide a transformative education for practice-informed social work. Students will choose 9 credit hours of practice courses from the Clinical Area of Specialization. The courses are taught by faculty members with expertise in course content. Courses include a variety of modalities, populations, and client concerns, including individuals, groups, families, children, adolescents, adults, older adults, loss and grief, trauma, and more. All courses integrate content on policy as relevant to the course topic. 

Students can select any three courses from this list for the Advanced Clinical Practice Track:

  • SOWK 602: Health and Mental Health Policy
  • SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment (starting Spring 2023)
  • SOWK 604: Advanced Social Work Practice in Groups
  • SOWK 605: Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
  • SOWK 611: Social Work Practice with Couples (starting Spring 2023)
  • SOWK 612: Family Assessment and Intervention
  • SOWK 614: Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care
  • SOWK 615: Social Work Practice with Adolescents
  • SOWK 616: Psychotherapy with Adults
  • SOWK 618: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work
  • SOWK 619: Issues in Treatment of Women
  • SOWK 620: Clinical Social Work Practice with Children
  • SOWK 621: Treatment in Addictions
  • SOWK 622: Group Treatment with Addictions
  • SOWK 626: Social Work with Severely Mentally Ill
  • SOWK 631: Clinical Social Work Practice with Family Violence
  • SOWK 632: Clinical Social Work with Older Adults
  • SOWK 637: Neurodevelopment and Trauma
  • SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
  • SOWK 654: Global Social Work: Reflective Practice for Justice and Peace
  • SOWK 656: Social Work Practice with LGBTQ+ Populations
  • SOWK 670: Bridging Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Practice
  • SOWK 722: Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders
  • SOWK 731: Social Work Practice with Refugees and Immigrants
  • SOWK 735: Loss, Grief, and Dying

Groupings of Courses by Topic

In the Advanced Clinical Practice Track, you are free to choose 9 credit hours of courses from the Micro Area of Specialization. However, in case you want further guidance, we have created groupings of courses by topic to help you choose.

Children and Families
SOWK 620: Clinical Social Work Practice with Children
SOWK 615: Adolescent Client Diagnosis & Treatment
SOWK 654: Global Social Work
SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
SOWK 637: Neurodevelopment and Trauma
SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment
SOWK 631: Clinical Social Work Practice with Family Violence
Health
SOWK 614: Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care
SOWK 602: Health and Behavioral Health Policy and Systems
SOWK 605: Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
SOWK 722: Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders
SOWK 631: Clinical Social Work Practice with Family Violence
SOWK 618: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work
SOWK 735: Loss, Grief, and Dying
Mental Health
SOWK 620: Clinical Social Work Practice with Children
SOWK 616: Psychotherapy with Adults
SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment
SOWK 604: Advanced Social Work Practice in Groups
SOWK 611: Social Work Practice with Couples
SOWK 605: Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
SOWK 618: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work
SOWK 656: Social Work Practice with LGBTQ+ Populations
SOWK 602: Health and Behavioral Health Policy and Systems
SOWK 722: Introduction to Alcohol and Drug disorders
SOWK 670: Bridging Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Practice
SOWK 637:  Neurodevelopment and Trauma
SOWK 619: Issues in Treatment of Women
SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
SOWK 654: Global Social Work: Reflective Practice for Justice and Peace
Aging
SOWK 632: Clinical Social Work with Older Adults
SOWK 735: Loss, Grief, and dying
SOWK 616: Psychotherapy with Adults
SOWK 602: Health and Behavioral Health Policy and Systems
SOWK 618: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work
SOWK 614: Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care
SOWK 605: Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
Groups
SOWK 604: Advanced Social Work Practice in Groups
SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment
SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
SOWK 632: Clinical Social Work with Older Adults
Global Issues Courses
SOWK 618: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work
SOWK 654: Global Social Work: Reflective Practice for Justice and Peace
SOWK 731: Social Work Practice with Refugees and Immigrants