Graduate Certificates and Credentials

Advanced Clinical Behavioral Health

The purpose of this certificate is to provide MSW students, social work professionals, and eligible individuals from other disciplines with specialized training in Advanced Clinical Behavioral Health. This certificate will help prepare students for the state License of Clinical Social Work testing, or equivalent professional development and testing, provide ongoing training, and a specialized training in psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and trauma informed care.

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UPCOMING COURSES

SUMMER 2017
SOWK 675 Psychopathology and Community Health (Summer Only)

FALL 2017
SOWK 676 Psychopharmacology and Community Health (Fall Only)

SPRING 2018
SOWK 677 Trauma Informed Care (Spring Only)


REQUIREMENTS AND CURRICULUM

There is no application process to take any of the Advanced Behavioral Clinical Health courses, but students must have completed a bachelor’s level degree or receive an override from the instructor before registering.

The following courses are required for the Certificate:

  • SOWK 675 – Psychopathology and Community Health (3 cr. – Summer)
  • SOWK 676– Psychopharmacology and Community Health (3 cr. – Fall)
  • SOWK 677– Trauma Informed Care (3 cr. – Spring)

WAYS TO USE THIS CERTIFICATE

The Advanced Behavioral Clinical Certificate is used to help students prepare for clinical social work whether that means private practice, group treatment, clinical work at an established agency, or other clinical areas. This certificate prepares students to take the state License of Clinical Social Worker test and provides skills and education for students to begin their work in a clinical setting. The skills provided by this certificate can be applied in several different social work settings.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are there prerequisites to taking these courses?
Students must have a bachelor’s degree to take the certificate courses, and to apply for the Graduate Certificate.

What does the state of Colorado require for licensure in the state of Colorado?
The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) regulates licenses for many professional agencies in the state, including mental health practitioners and licensed social workers. The state requires. You can read further information on all Social Work Licenses regulated by the state of Colorado on the DORA Website Social Work License Application Page. Click on the link “Mental Health Credentials Chart” to view the requirements for the license you are pursuing.

Provisional Social Worker Requirements

  • Masters in Social Work from Council in Social Work Education Accredited University
  • Working under Supervision of a licensed mental health professional

Licensed Social Worker Requirements

  • Pass Jurisprudence Examination
  • Masters in Social Work from CSWE Accredited University
  • Pass the Association of Social Work Boards Exam (Master’s, Advanced, or Clinical)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Requirements

  • Pass Jurisprudence Examination
  • Masters in Social Work from CSWE Accredited University
  • Pass the Association of Social Work Boards Exam (Master’s, Advanced, or Clinical)
  • Post degree experience equaling 3,360 hours over a minimum of 24 months
  • Post degree supervision (48 face to face Individual) 96 hours over a minimum of 24 months

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sarah Rudisill
Distance Liaison for the Center for Lifelong Learning and Outreach Education
Phone: 970-491-7817
Email: Sarah.Rudisill@colostate.edu
Education Building Room 129