This course provides students with an overview of several formal theories of clinical mental health counseling and psychotherapy, including implications for research and practice. Many of the major theories are discussed, such as Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Experiential, and Behavioral. Focus is on the theories' historic and functional connection to specific approaches, such as CBT, REBT, Solution-Focused and Narrative. Family Systems approaches are discussed as well. Course involves multiple modalities, including case-study reviews and skill-based applications 01/02/2019-02/27/2019
This course reviews the major theories of career counseling and explores the life factors and roles that influence decision-making. It also reviews community and informational resources for career development, and covers major employment-related counseling techniques and career counseling programs for the general population and for people with disabilities, including people with mental health and addictions disorders (job finding, getting and keeping strategies, supported employment). 03/01/2019-04/26/2019
Provides students with an orientation to the program, including an overview of philosophy and content and information on how the program runs. Students create an Individual Professional Development Plan, outlining their learning and career goals. The IPDP is a means of communication between the student and his/her advisor as the student progresses through the program. 01/02/2019-02/27/2019
This is a graduate seminar that is intended to assist the student in the preparation of a Master's project that is relevant to the student's goals as an emerging leader in clinical mental health and substance abuse counseling and community mental health. The Master's project is written in the form of a major paper that includes a comprehensive literature review. The paper may be focused on an emerging area of best practice, a policy issue or trend, program design/development with outcome measures, or a systems change strategy. With instructor approval, students may design and carry out a research project. Students are expected to integrate the relevant literature, concepts, and theories from their courses into their project. 01/02/2019-05/16/2019
This course focuses on the interaction between society and the individual. Students gain an understanding of complex diversity issues and social determinants of health related to race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture, class, religious preferences, and so forth, and the impact this has on physical and mental health and substance use concerns. Students develop the knowledge and skills to inform culturally competent practice in clinical mental health and substance abuse counseling. 01/02/2019-02/27/2019
Students complete a 300-hour clinical internship, reflecting the comprehensive work experience of a clinical mental health or professional counselor, in a relevant program or agency, under the supervision of a qualified field instructor. The field experience includes a minimum of 130 hours of direct service to actual clients, but more is recommended. A learning contract is developed by the student with the internship supervisor. PCMH faculty provide supervision for the internship process, individual and group instruction for the students, and serve as liaison to the internship sites. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. 01/02/2019-05/16/2019
This course provides an overview of standard assessment and diagnostic methods in clinical mental health counseling, which includes the classification, description, and differential diagnosis of mental health and substance use disorders. Students will develop the capacity to use a systematic inquiry process for obtaining and evaluating important and accurate information during assessment. Students will gain a practical, working knowledge of the DSM-V, as well as skills to assess strengths, mental status, and trauma. The role of hypothesis formulation and hypothesis testing will be considered, along with the etiology and treatment indications for various disorders. Ethical, cultural, and other issues and biases related to assessment and psychopathology are discussed. 01/02/2019-02/27/2019
This course is focused on commonly used treatment modalities with children, adolescents, and families, in a variety of settings. An emphasis is placed on understanding family systems and family-based approaches. Treatment modalities include: Behavior and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Students will learn the theoretical framework and assumptions for each approach, therapeutic techniques associated with each intervention, how each therapeutic approach can be used for specific mental health (i.e, depression, anxiety, ADHD, conduct disorders) and addictive disorders, cultural and developmental considerations, and the existing research on such practices. Students will have opportunities to practice these clinical skills in class and discuss how to apply these practices with children and families in their internship settings. 03/01/2019-04/26/2019
This course will build a clinical and practical foundation for intervening with adults with mental health and addictive disorders. Essential epidemiological, etiological, assessment, and evidence-based and promising treatment modalities will be covered (e.g, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IDDT). Topics will include integrated mental health, addictions and primary health care, family-involvement, involuntary interventions, and treatment modalities for young adults. 03/01/2019-04/26/2019
Students complete a 100-hour practicum in basic counseling skills, in a relevant program or agency, under the supervision of a qualified field instructor. A learning contract is developed by the student with the practicum supervisor. PCMH faculty provide supervision for the practicum process, individual and group instruction for the students, and serve as liaison to the field sites. The field experience consists of at least 40 hours of direct service to actual clients. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. 01/02/2019-05/16/2019