Mental Health Course Descriptions

 

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MH 1100 - Introduction to Human Services

3 Credit(s) Hours: 3 hrs.

Introduction to the nature and scope of human services in America today. A variety of human services, settings and programs, career options, including occupational therapy, social work, psychology, art and dance therapy, counseling, mental health and gerontology will be described. Prevention efforts, the effect of social policies on provision of needed services, the development of the human services movement will be examined in the light of changing societal values. Open to all students.

 

MH 3000 - Human Services Organization

3 Credit(s) Hours: 3 hrs.

Development, functions, and purposes of human services organizations. Types of human services organizations are described with emphasis on the duties and roles of workers and supervisors and the effects of policies, practices, and pressures of the agency upon the worker. Open to all students.

 

MH 3100 - Principles of Interviewing and Group Leadership

3 Credit(s) Hours: 3 hrs.

Basic principles of gathering information through the use of interviewing techniques. The nature of group formation, function and leadership, and how they relate to one another. Emphasis is on providing preventative and therapeutic service to the mentally ill with role playing and classroom practice sessions. Open to Program Majors only.
Prerequisite:
 MH 1100

 

MH 3400 - Mental Health Practice with Vulnerable Populations

3 Credit(s) Hours: 3 hrs.

Course will examine difficulties faced by a variety of special populations including adults with HIV, chronic mental illness and adolescents and children at-risk. Students will gain an overview of each population’s unique service needs and learn consumer-centered intervention strategies. Open to Program Majors only.
Prerequisite:
 MH 1100

 

MH 3500 - Introduction to Gerontology

3 Credit(s) Hours: 4 hrs.

Issues and problems pertaining to aging and the aged, the aging process and the roles of older adults in society. Emphasis is on learning methods for the prevention and treatment of mental illness in older people. Open to all students.

 

MH 3700 - Introduction to Domestic Violence Counseling

3 Credit(s) Hours: 3 hrs.

An overview of the definitions, causes and theoretical paradigms of domestic violence. Focus is primarily on violence perpetrated by spouses and intimate partners, as dating violence and elder abuse, the dynamics of abusive relationships, the response modalities and an introduction to strategies of advocacy and the legal system. Open to all students.

 

MH 3800 - Assessment and Intervention Modalities with Domestic Violence Survivors

3 Credit(s) Hours: 3 hrs.

Assessment and evaluation techniques of domestic violence survivors: adult victims, children and batterers. Learning to identify those at risk and treatment planning, and professional ethics and multicultural approaches are covered.
Prerequisite: MH 3700

 

MH 9801 and MH9802 - Supervised Instructional Experience in Mental Health I and II

3 Credit(s) Hours: 6 hrs.

Students, under faculty supervision are assigned to work in a social service agency or a community advocacy internship.
Prerequisites: MH 1100MH 3500 and either MH 3100 or MH 3400 or MH 3700 or Department permission required