Social Work, Mental Health and Well-Being, Certificate

(Code 460-606)

The Social Work Program offers three certificates, the Social Work—Child Welfare Certificate, the Social Work—Gerontology Certificate, the Social Work - Mental Health and Well-Being Certificate.

Mental Health and Well-Being Certificate

This certificate requires 12 credits of course work. The student must complete all of the courses in the certificate with a C or higher.  

Required Courses
SW 100Introduction to Social Welfare3
Elective Credits9
What is Happiness?
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Counseling Skills for Helping Professionals
Death and Bereavement
Self-Care in the Helping Professions
Understanding Trauma
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Other courses as approved by the department chair.

Note: Three credits used to complete the social work major requirements may count toward completion of the certificate.  

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Articulate the impact that social, cultural, and environmental factors can have on the mental health and well-being of an individual.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current best practices in mental health service delivery.