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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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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GRSW 645 - H1 Psychopathology & Hum Behavior See Details * *

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30466 (View in ClassFinder)

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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.

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MCH 1081400-173008 Jun '19
MCH 1081400-173029 Jun '19
MCH 1081400-173027 Jul '19

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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DRSW 720 - 01 Soc. Work Theoretical Persp. - - - - - - - -

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43387 (View in ClassFinder)

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Michael G. Chovanec

The intent of this course is for students to gain a mastery in the selection and application of theories, concepts and frameworks that serve as the grounding of social work and social work teaching. This course will provide the opportunity for students to identify their own bias in the selection and application of theory and the factors that contribute to this process. This course serves to inform the teaching of all social work practice courses (micro through macro), providing students the opportunity to develop skills in deconstructing and reconstructing key theories and frameworks that are utilized in both practice and classroom settings. This course will provide opportunities for students to critically analyze and compare theories from a variety of frameworks including ethics, diversity and social justice. These critical thinking skills will be exercised through students selecting potential theories and/or frameworks for use in their banded dissertations.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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