Adult Mental Health and Wellness Track
An overview of what to expect when pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW) with
specialized training in Adult Mental Health and Wellness.
Adult Mental Health and Wellness prepares students to improve the mental health and physical well-being of individuals across the adult lifespan. Students are prepared to support young adult and older adult clients within agencies, institutions, communities, families and other social and organizational contexts.
This track** is for students who want to become licensed clinical social workers helping adults with mental health, substance use disorders, trauma and medical issues, as well as prevention, recovery, wellness and health promotion.
Whether you are interested in treating veterans coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, providing support to homeless individuals with mental illness, or helping victims of domestic violence, this track will train you in the most innovative, evidence-based approaches to mental and behavioral health care.
The social work profession has a 19% growth rate that is faster than the average for all occupations. Learn more about the various work settings for which students are prepared with this track.
**Students complete their specialized coursework and training in integrative social work practice typically in semesters three and four of the MSW curriculum. When completing their specialization, students may select one of five track options that introduces them to practice with a particular client population, setting or system. Tracks consist of six units of integrative practice and three units of integrative assessment and evaluation which can be completed within the existing 48-unit curriculum. Tracks, and the courses comprising them, align with opportunities for graduates' careers in social work practice. Availability of tracks and associated courses during any given academic year is contingent upon minimum enrollment requirements.