Graduate Certificates and Credentials
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.
SOWK 675 Psychopathology and Community Health (Summer Only)
SOWK 676 Psychopharmacology and Community Health (Fall Only)
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:
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
Licensed Social Worker Requirements
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Requirements
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