Agenda Item FA 12-46

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

BCH (Graduate) - Public Health

New Course and Programs of Study Changes (1 package)

11/01/12: Passed

11/13/12: Approved

Log Number: 201208-31

Brooks College of Health (Graduate)

Public Health - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Science – Clinical Mental Health Couns


Summary of the Changes: 

We are requesting to have two elective courses added to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Counseling Military Families (MHS 6XXX) will now become an ongoing elective course in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. It had been developed three years ago and taught to many interested students since that time. Based on the exorbitant number of military who have committed suicide and are experiencing severe psychological disorders, many of which they have to hide out of fear of dismissal or retribution, a course such as this, in a neutral environment where they do not have to say only "acceptable" things can only be a source for best clinical and ethical practices in providing the entire range of therapeutic options where they do not have to hide the severity of their symptoms or the symptoms in the family. The second course to be added is Conceptual and Research Independent Study in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MHS 6XXX).

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Add a new course Counseling Military Families (3 crs) MHS Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

Counseling Military and their Families is a 3-credit elective course which provides comprehensive coverage of salient aspects of military life and military psychology, including the psychological consequences of combat-zone deployments and the cycle of deployment. Special emphasis will also be placed on the treatment of sub-threshold and clinically significant symptoms consistent with depressive, anxiety, and cognitive disorders, as well as interpersonal difficulties faced by military members and their family members.

Add a new course Conceptual and Research Independent Study in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 crs) MHS Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

The Conceptual/Research Independent Study (CRIS) class will allow students who seek to explore topics of interest to them to be able to do so under the guidance of a professor who is willing to work in concert with them. It may sometimes be more than one student. It will NOT be an Independent Study where a student can help a faculty member with his or her research. It must come from the student's interest and not the professor's interest. The student will be responsible for developing a syllabus for the project and having the syllabus approved by the faculty person. This course is repeatable one time for a maximum of six credits.