Wasow, Mona
February 1991
Health & Social Work;Feb1991, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p43
Academic Journal
Social workers increasingly are called on to work with mentally ill people, but in most cases they are not trained to do so. There is a significant lag between what researchers have found, particularly in the biological fields, and what educators teach in social work schools. This article describes curriculum deficits in teaching about mental illness and the devastating consequences of those deficits. It then outlines a suggested curriculum and appropriate teaching methods. Social workers are called to take the lead in curriculum reform; when they do, students will follow.


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