Graduate Certificates and Credentials

Military and Veteran Culture Certificate

This Graduate Certificate in Military and Veteran Culture increases the competence of master’s in social work students, social work professionals, and individuals from other disciplines as they work with clients and interdisciplinary teams around assessments, diagnoses, interventions, evaluations, resources, and support for active and veteran military members and their families.

Students will receive specialized training in clinical work with members of the military, veterans, and military families. The Graduate Certificate in Military and Veteran Culture addresses contemporary issues facing active and veteran military members; assessment and interventions for military families; common clinical diagnoses, treatments and interventions within the military community.

The certificate is designed for individuals who currently have their undergraduate degree and would like to obtain specialized training in military and veteran culture, supplement the Master of Social Work degree through specialization, or receive continuing education within the behavior health field. Students in the program will:

  • Gain specialized clinical training with members of the military, including active duty, veterans, and military families
  • Identify and demonstrate the ability to assess common clinical diagnoses, interventions and treatments within the military community
  • Identify contemporary issues facing active and veteran military members, and critically evaluate intervention strategies for implementation

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UPCOMING COURSES

FALL 2017
SOWK 641 Military Family Systems

SPRING 2018
SOWK 642 Clinical Intervention with Military Personnel (Spring only)

SUMMER 2018
SOWK 640 Contemporary Issues in Military and Veteran Social Work (Summer only)

FALL 2018
SOWK 641 Military Family Systems (Fall Only)


REQUIREMENTS AND CURRICULUM

There is no application process to take any of the Military and Veteran Certificate courses (which can be taken separately from the certificate), 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 640 – Contemporary Issues in Military Culture (3 cr.)
  • SOWK 641 – Military Family Systems (3 cr.)
  • SOWK 642 – Clinical Intervention with Military Personnel (3 cr.)

WAYS TO USE THIS CERTIFICATE

This Certificate can be used for students who wish to work with Military and Veterans, and their families in the field of social work. It will allow social workers to understand the complex military systems and issues facing current military as well as veterans. Students who receive this certificate will be able to be culturally responsive to their clients who are involved in the military system. This may include clinical work with soldiers, veterans, and their families, child welfare with military families, work with the Veteran’s Association and more.


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.


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