Course Description for Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community Settings
Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community Settings
Description: This course addresses current issues in the provision of counseling services in community and agency settings. Students will become familiar with mental health services across the continuum of care including inpatient, outpatient, partial treatment and aftercare. Current controversies regarding managed care and accountability, and public mental health policy will be explored. Practical applications include the development of methods for assessing community needs for counseling services, managing mental health services and programs, engaging in case conceptualization, treatment planning and documentation, practicing consultation, and providing clinical supervision.