Michael G. Chovanec, MSW, PhD, LICSW, LMFT portrait

Michael G. Chovanec, MSW, PhD, LICSW, LMFT

Professor
Degree
BA, Cornell University
MSW, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PhD, University of Minnesota
Office
300 Fontbonne Hall - St. Kate's
Phone
(651) 690-8722
Mail
F-15
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN. 55105

My passion is in examining the best ways of engaging involuntary clients in the change process, particularly men in domestic abuse treatment.  My lifelong goal is to find those program interventions that reduce dropout and improve treatment outcomes with men who batter, to have a positive impact on them, their families and their communities.


Expertise / Research Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Domestic abuse treatment/assessment
  • Social work practice
  • Work with Involuntary Groups

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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 604 - 03 Meth of Clinical Social Wk II - - - R - - - 1640 - 1905 SCB 205

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- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

20847 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael G. Chovanec

This course is part two of a year-long sequence requiring students to keep the same instructor over the academic year. This course provides an overview of theories and intervention methods for social work practice. It is a continuation of GRSW 603. This course focuses on the clinical interview, both with regard to the philosophy and theoretical constructs of the approaches and to the application of those approaches in work with clients from various ages, cultural and ethnic and class backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on differential aspects of assessment and diagnosis of different age groups throughout the lifespan, the formulation of a treatment plan, the therapeutic relationship and the process of treatment. Emphasis is placed on theories and methods of practice with individuals and groups. This course is taken concurrently with GRSW 608.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 645C - 01 Psychopathology & Hum Behavior M - - - - - - 1640 - 1905 FBH 103

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M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

FBH 103

Course Registration Number:

21019 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael G. Chovanec

This course will explore the dynamics of the psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 645C - 03 Psychopathology & Hum Behavior M - - - - - - 1920 - 2145 FBH 109

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1920 - 2145

Location:

FBH 109

Course Registration Number:

20400 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael G. Chovanec

This course will explore the dynamics of the psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 645 - 01 Psychopathology & Hum Behavior - T - R - - - 1600 - 1900 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1900

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

30446 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael G. Chovanec

This course will explore the dynamics of psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 645 - H1 Psychopathology & Hum Behavior See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

30466 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael G. Chovanec

This course will explore the dynamics of psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCB 3240930-130008 Jun '19
SCB 3240930-130029 Jun '19
SCB 3240930-130027 Jul '19

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location