The Certificate in Family Practice centers around the evidence that healing is the most robust in a relational context. This certificate is unique to Tulane University School of Social Work. Our program is a rigorous combination of coursework, certificate related field placements, and our signature Journal Club/ Community meetings component. The Journal Club/Community meetings component is designed to give the student opportunities to network and discuss certificate related topics.
The Certificate is affiliated and funded by the Porter Cason Institute (PCI). PCI is the result of a large private contribution from a Tulane MSW alumnus for the purpose of training. Funds from PCI allow us to augment training with lectures from local and national experts as well as provide advanced training of professionals in our community.
The culture of this certificate is developing creativity and courage in both your time at Tulane and in your career. Social work is both an art and a science. We teach the science and provide a place for you to come to understand and develop your own unique art within ethical and evidence based interventions. Throughout your career you will hone your understanding of the science, art and creativity required of an exceptional social worker. We view it as one of our primary objectives to give you the courage to be comfortable in uncomfortable moments and to give space for truth and healing that may emerge as you develop this comfort.
ADVANTAGE OF THE CERTIFICATE IN MENTAL HEALTH, ADDICTION, AND THE FOCUS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATE
- Opportunities for mentorship by national experts
- Opportunities for work on community projects
- Try on your “Clinical Self” and your “Community Self”
- A laboratory for Courage and Creativity
- Mental Health, Addiction, and the Family are ALWAYS part of any Social Work career… it is inescapable!
Focus and Requirements of the Certificate
|Elective Classes that qualify for the Certificate (2 of your 3 Electives):|
|SOWK 7010||Family Trauma||3|
|SOWK 7300||Clinicl Work w/ Child/Ad||2|
|SOWK 7345||Psychopathology and the DSM||3|
|SOWK 7360||Contempr Pract w/ Couples &Fam||2|
|SOWK 7365||Clinical Practice in Addiction||3|
|SOWK 7370||Intro to Behavior Pharmacology||3|
- 7010 Family Trauma
- 7300 Clinical Intervention with Children and Adolescents
- 7345 Psychopathology & DSM
- 7360 Contemporary Practice with Couples & Families
- 7365 Clinical Practice in Addiction and Substance Abuse
- 7370 Introduction into Behavior Pharmacology
- Core MSW curriculum papers: One (1) major & one (1) minor asssignment to include certificate related materials
- Attend each semester's Journal Club meeting or if an online student - One community meeting or educational opportunity related to the certificate (approved ahead of time) with a 1 page reflection each semester.
- Certificate related field placement with one certificate related objective included in field work plan.
- Portfolio of all your certificate related work turned in 2 weeks prior to graduation.