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The School of Social Work graduate certificate embraces lifelong learning with the development of and ongoing mindfulness practice for all healthcare professionals. The purpose of the certificate is to enhance students' knowledge of integrated health practices. It seeks to broaden students' repertoire of skills, tools and techniques in providing holistic, well-rounded care to our community, patients, clients and consumers. Students have an opportunity to complete one of the following options to satisfy the final capstone project for the certificate: individual research paper, a pre-approved activity that highlights mastery of the content, or the possibility of an internship as a wellness program manager for one semester. For more information, contact Tamara Rounds.
The School of Social Work graduate certificate program in assessment of integrative health modalities will focus on integrative health, the current term used by practitioners in the field who feel strongly that treating the whole person --- body, mind and spirit --- is the route to the highest quality of health.
The purpose of the certificate is to enhance students' knowledge of integrative health practices. It will provide students with extensive knowledge of integrative health practices through directed readings in evidence-based journal articles, expert lectures from community health professionals and ASU faculty drawn from across disciplines, field observation, an individual research paper and a mindfulness in-class practice and class interaction that can enhance the quality and effectiveness of treating clients holistically.