Columbia University School of Social Work Office of Professional Excellence—Course Directory
Columbia School of Social Work
Office of Professional Excellence
Course Offerings
as of 4/30/2018 8:42:16 AM
Summer 2017 | Autumn 2017 | Spring 2018
New York State LCSW Content Areas
Codes following course descriptions indicate the New York State LCSW content area(s) satisfied by the course. Courses without codes do not satisfy any of the content areas.
For more information see General Information on LMSW and LCSW Licensing in New York State and the List of Courses Meeting LCSW Requirements.
DIAG DSM, diagnosis
ASMT Assessment in clincial social work process
TRMT Clincial social work treatment
POPS Clinical social work practice with general and special populations
T6009 Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills
3 points. 45 contact hours (continuing education units/CEUs). The treatment model taught in this class, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), is an integrative cognitive-behavioral treatment that has been experimentally tested with multiple populations demonstrating severe and complex disorders. DBT has been designated by the APA as one of the most empirically demonstrated effective interventions for Borderline Personality Disorder. It has also been demonstrated as effective in randomized clinical trials with substance-abusing BPD clients, geriatric individuals suffering from depression, binge-eating disordered women, and inpatient and outpatient adults and adolescents suffering from severe disorders. Numerous outpatient and inpatient treatment programs use this treatment model, including several in the NYC metropolitan area. The model is highly appropriate for social work practice due to its biosocial explanation of dysfunction, the focus on client environment invalidation as a problem antecedent (and as a target for intervention), and the use of a strong problem-solving framework.

Summer 2017
Section 001. 5/23/2016 - 7/26/2016. Tuesday 6:30pm-9:00pm (room 405). Jacquelyn Smith. Call number: 73547.

T6214 Social Work Practice with Families
(Prerequisite: T7100 Foundations of Social Work Practice.) 3 points. 45 contact hours (continuing education units/CEUs). Students study the objectives and characteristics of family treatment as well as the role of the worker and techniques commonly used. Relevant concepts about family as a social system, interactional processes, social class, and role conflicts, individual psychodynamics and situational variables are examined in terms of various types of family treatment reported from practice.   ASMT TRMT POPS 

Summer 2017
Section 001. 5/25/2017 - 7/27/2017. Thursday 9:15am-11:45am (room 406). Marybeth Jordan. Call number: 71296.

T6416 Program Evaluation in Social Services
(Prerequisite: T6501 Social Work Research.) 3 points. 45 contact hours (continuing education units/CEUs). Required for all AGPP and SEA students. This course provides a comprehensive overview of social services evaluation. Students will learn to design an evaluation of a social service program, analyze evaluation data using descriptive and inferential statistics, conduct a simplified cost-benefit analysis and explain the limitations of this type of analysis when dealing with human subjects. They will also identify political, organizational, regulatory, and other contextual factors that affect program evaluations. Finally, they will develop client outcome measures for social service programs and explain the uses and benefits of qualitative research methods in the evaluation of social service programs.

Summer 2017
Section 001. 5/22/2017 - 6/30/2017. Monday Wednesday 7:15pm-9:30pm (room 401). Rong Zhao. Call number: 81997.

T7302 Social Work Practice in Alcoholism and Other Chemical Dependencies
3 points. 45 contact hours (continuing education units/CEUs). This course deals with the scope of the problem, current theories and controversies in the field of alcoholism. Focus is placed on assessment and interventive strategies in services to individuals, families and groups. Clinical issues of denial, enabling, and countertransference, along with issues of culture, staffing patterns, social work role, and resource funding, are emphasized.   DIAG ASMT TRMT POPS 

Summer 2017
Section 001. 5/23/2017 - 6/29/2017. Tuesday Thursday 7:15pm-9:30pm (room 304). Andrew Hamid. Call number: 95897.
Section D02. 5/22/2017 - 6/19/2017. ONLINE COURSE. Tuesday 12:00pm-4:00pm (room TBA). Armin Richard J Baier. Call number: 62947.

T7320 Adult Psychopathology and Pathways to Wellness
(Prerequisite: T7100 Foundations of Social Work Practice.) 3 points. 45 contact hours (continuing education units/CEUs). Designed to give students an overall view of the psychopathology demonstrated by patients with the major psychiatric conditions, this course emphasizes background information concerning concepts of diagnosis in their historical context, and current concepts using specific psychopathological criteria to reach a diagnosis as expounded by DSM-5. This course is strongly recommended for clinical students, especially Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities.   DIAG ASMT TRMT POPS 

Summer 2017
Section D02. 5/22/2017 - 6/19/2017. ONLINE COURSE. Wednesday 1:00pm-5:00pm (room TBA). Sonali Zoracki. Call number: 64693.