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School of Social Work

Gero-Ed Sub-specialization Program

Gero-Ed Sub-specialization Program

Application for this sub-specialization is required. This sub-specialization is only compatible with Health and Mental Health specializations.

This sub-specialization is effective Fall 2012.

Students to fill out this application and submit it to Program Director, Dr. Marcia Spira, at mspira@luc.edu to apply for this sub-specialization. The application process is competitive -not all students will be eligible to pursue this sub-specialization.

REQUIRED COURSES: 3 classes and internship are required

1. SOWK 634-Special Topics Course-Summer Institute on Aging (1 week summer course usually taught in the 3rd week of August; typically Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.

2. SOWK 735, Loss, Grief and Dying Well (Fall and Spring only)

3. SOWK 616- Psychotherapy w/Adults (Fall and Spring only)

4. SOWK 612-Family Assessment & Intervention (Fall, Spring, Summer)

5. SOWK 690-Independent Study: topic must be conducted with a full-time faculty member in the SSW and be approved by Dr. Marcia Spira and the MSW Program Director. Sample topics include Aging in the LGBT Community or Grandparents raising Grandchildren

*SOWK 734 is a substitute for SOWK for SOWK 602 or SOWK 610H for students who complete the gerontology sub-specialization.


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