Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Course Electives by Specialization

 

The courses listed below are suggestions, but are not required electives. Students are able to take any courses listed regardless of specialization, provided they have taken the prerequisites and have electives to fill. For a comprehensive list of possible electives, click here to view the course availability by term.

Children and Families Specialization

  • SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment
  • SOWK 605: Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
  • SOWK 608: Social Work and the Law
  • SOWK 617: Interventions in Clinical Social Work
  • SOWK 632: Clinical Social Work with Older Adults
  • SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
  • 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 735: Loss, Grief, and Dying
  • SOWK 745: Child Welfare Foundation Training

Health Specialization

  • SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment
  • SOWK 612: Family Assessment and Intervention
  • SOWK 618: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy
  • SOWK 626: Issues in the Treatment of Persons with Severe Mental Illness
  • SOWK 632: Clinical Social Work with Older Adults
  • SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
  • SOWK 722:Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders

Mental Health Specialization

  • SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment
  • SOWK 615: Adolescent Client - Diagnosis and Treatment
  • SOWK 620: Clinical Social Work with Children
  • SOWK 626: Issues in the Treatment of Persons with Severe Mental Illness
  • SOWK 632: Clinical Social Work with Older Adults
  • SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
  • 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

School Social Work Specialization

  • SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment
  • SOWK 605: Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
  • SOWK 608: Social Work and the Law
  • SOWK 616: Psychotherapy with Adults
  • SOWK 617: Principles & Interventions in Clinical Social Work
  • 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

Leadership and Development in Social Services (LDSS) Electives

LDSS Policy Electives

  • SOWK 602: Health Policy and Systems
  • SOWK 608: Social Work & Law
  • SOWK 610F: Social Policy and Practice with Families and Children
  • SOWK 610H: Social Policy and Practice in Health and Mental Health
  • SOWK 654: Global Social Work: Reflective Practice for Justice and Peace
  • SOWK 663: Women, Policy, and Media
  • SOWK 714: Philanthropy, Public Policy, Community Change
  • SOWK 730: Migration Dynamics and U.S. Social Policy
  • SOWK 733: North American Migration Dynamics: Challenges, Opportunities, and Alternatives and Policy (study abroad course taught in Mexico)
  • SOWK 734: Social Policy and Older Adults

LDSS Clinical Electives

  • SOWK 603: Seminar in Brief Treatment
  • SOWK 604: Advanced Social Work Practice in Groups
  • SOWK 605: Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
  • SOWK 611: Social Work Practice with Couples (Pre-requisite=612)
  • SOWK 612: Family Assessment and Intervention
  • SOWK 613: Advanced Family Treatment (Pre-requisite=612)
  • SOWK 614: Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care
  • SOWK 615: Social Work Practice with Adolescents
  • SOWK 616: Psychotherapy with Adults
  • SOWK 617: Principles & Interventions in Clinical Social Work
  • SOWK 618: The Role of Religion & Spirituality in Psychotherapy
  • SOWK 620: Clinical Social Work Practice with Children
  • SOWK 626: Social Work with the Severely Mentally Ill
  • SOWK 631: Clinical Social Work Practice with Family Violence
  • SOWK 632: Advanced Clinical Social Work with Older Adults
  • SOWK 645: Crisis Intervention
  • SOWK 670: Bridging Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Practice
  • SOWK 731: Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees
  • SOWK 735‚Äč: Loss, Grief and Dying

 

  General Electives

  • SOWK 602: Health Policy and Systems
  • SOWK 608: Social Work & Law
  • SOWK 610F: Social Policy and Practice with Families and Children
  • SOWK 610H: Social Policy and Practice in Health and Mental Health
  • SOWK 614: Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care
  • SOWK 615: Adolescent Client: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • SOWK 616: Psychotherapy with Adults
  • SOWK 617: Interventions in Clinical Work
  • SOWK 620: Clinical Social Work Practice with Children
  • SOWK 654: Global Social Work: Reflective Practice for Justice and Peace
  • SOWK 714: Philanthropy, Public Policy, Community Change