Clinical/Medical Social Work Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals for the specialized professional practice of social work, in collaboration with other health care professionals, in hospitals and other health care facilities and organizations.

Includes instruction in social work, psychiatric case work, clinical interviewing techniques, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient testing and evaluation, patient and family counseling, social rehabilitation, patient care planning, record-keeping, and support services liaison.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Clinical/Medical Social Work Major?

With a degree in Clinical/Medical Social Work, you will work with patients from a range of venues with all types of diagnoses and, as part of a medical care team or individually, assess and support those patients in a healthcare situation.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Clinical/Medical Social Work Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

 

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