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College of Social Work


Non-Credit Continuing Education Courses

The College of Social Work coordinates non-credit courses through the university's Continuing Education Office. 

The College of Social Work offers three non-credit courses to provide additional learning opportunities. These courses are designed to earn continuing education hours, not academic credit. Participants must complete all learning modules and a course evaluation to obtain a certificate of completion for each course. The cost of each course is $250.

The non-credit courses will meet the course requirements for Independent Level Licensure in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina. Social Work licensure and certification vary by state. Each state has its own licensing board with its own social work licensure requirements. Students planning to seek licensure should visit the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners, or the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Licensing Board.

Upcoming Course Dates
 July 1-Nov. 1, 2019
Nov. 1, 2019-Feb. 1, 2020

 

This course provides the equivalent of 45 academic contact hours required in Psychodiagnostics for obtaining the Independent Level Licensure in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina.

The course is divided into 15 required modules, which include lectures, additional learning activities and assessments. Each participant is required to complete all modules and a course evaluation to obtain a certificate of completion.

Learning objectives of this course are to:

  • List and apply principles of the diagnostic process through collection, assessment, collaboration and conceptualization of differential diagnosis through various sources.
  • Differentiate between diagnosis and developmentally appropriate reactions during crises, disasters and other trauma-related events.
  • Differentiate and evaluate opposing viewpoints regarding pathology-related diagnosis.
  • Identify biases in the application of diagnostic criteria and diagnostic tools.

Cost: $250
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This course provides the equivalent of 45 academic contact hours required in Psychopathology for obtaining the Independent Level Licensure in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina.

This course is divided into 15 required modules, which include lectures, additional learning activities and assessments. Each participant is required to complete all modules and a course evaluation to obtain a certificate of completion.

Learning objectives of this course are to:

  • Develop knowledge of the scope of mental health and psychiatric illnesses in the United States.
  • Understand causal factors in mental health and psychiatric conditions.
  • Apply the process of psychiatric classification to mental disorders.
  • Recognize psychosocial factors impacting diagnosis and classification.

Cost: $250
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This course provides the equivalent of 15 academic contact hours or 20 continuing education contact hours in Ethics required for the Independent Level Licensure in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina.

The course is divided into eight required modules, which include lectures, videos, readings and assessments. Each participant is required to complete all modules and an evaluation in order to obtain a certificate of completion.

Learning objectives of this course are to:

  • Identify current ethical problems and dilemmas in social work practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical problems and using a method to arrive at the best ethical outcome.
  • Understand the conflictual nature of ethics in social work practice to gain a method to integrate and apply knowledge of ethical dilemmas and resolution in practice settings.

Cost: $250
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