Graduate Certificates: Clinical Social Work Practice

Important Dates

Winter 2021 Term

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Clinical Practice with Adult Mental Health & Addictions

Curriculum Plan

Fall 2020

  • SOWK 610.04 - Clinical SW Practice with Mental Health & Addictions
  • SOWK 612.04 - Mental Health & Addiction Practice with Transitional Age Populations (18-25 years)

Winter 2021

  • SOWK 614.04: Mental Health & Addiction Practice with Diverse Populations and Complex Contexts
  • SOWK 616.04: Mental Health & Addiction Practice with Adult Populations (26-64 years)

Trauma-Informed Practice

Curriculum Plan

Fall 2020

  • SOWK 610.01 - Fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Practice
  • SOWK 612.01 - Trauma Impacts and Interventions Across the Life Span

Winter 2021

  • SOWK 614.01 - Advanced Trauma-Informed Practice with Indigenous People and Communities
  • SOWK 616.01 - Advanced Trauma Interventions in Diverse Contexts

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Credential Earned

You will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Social Work Practice after successful completion.


Your certificate consists of four integrated courses (12 units) completed over the fall and winter semesters (8 months). You must adhere to the prescribed sequence of courses.

"Laddering" Into the MSW Program - After completing a certificate in Advanced Social Work Practice and a Specialization certificate, students can apply to the Master of Social Work Program.  Learn more