Feb 04, 2023
CPS 508 - Foundations of Mental Health Counseling & Consultation
Catalog Year 2009-2010
This course is designed for persons pursuing careers in mental
health counseling. Topics addressed will include the history of
mental counseling, an analysis of the current status of the mental
health delivery system, and a futuristic look at mental health
services (KNOWLEDGE). The course will include experiential
activities and requires student participation (AUTHENTIC LEARNING).
Additionally, the legal and societal bases of human services and
community mental health services will be explored (SOCIAL JUSTICE).
A critical analysis of major models of consultation with emphasis
on generic and specific skills necessary for each model will be
analyzed through the lens of the mental health field. Additionally,
this course provides opportunity for students to PRACTICE
communication information to students, parents, teachers, other
school staff members, and other community agency personnel
(COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP).
PREREQ: Graduate standing or instructor permission.