Brown School > Academics > Master of Social Work > Mental Health Concentration Brown Page Content 1Mental Health Concentration This concentration prepares students with evidence-based assessment and treatment methods aimed at increasing functional capacity of individuals and systems addressing mental illness.Students develop competencies for engaging, assessing, and intervening with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Primarily focused on developing clinical social work competencies, our students also leave the program equipped to lead policy and systems level changes necessary to cultivate equitable mental health systems and services. Students explore both dominant and critical theoretical and practice-oriented content in order to advance the accessibility of effective care and recovery-oriented interventions. Working adults who need flexible scheduling may decide to pursue a Part-Time MSW with this concentration. Learn more about the curriculum structure and application process.Alumni work in a wide range of settings, including community mental health centers; hospitals; private practice; and forensic, policy and research settings.The Mental Health concentration has four tracks: Clinical Social Work: for students who plan to work with older adolescents or adults experiencing mental health conditions through a direct practice lens. Child Behavioral Health: for students who plan to work with children experiencing mental health conditions through a direct practice lens. Clinical Social Work in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: for students who plan to work with older adolescents or adults experiencing substance use disorders; graduates are able to earn certification for the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP). Curriculum requirements for each track are detailed below.