Agenda Item FA 16-38

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Graduate) – (Public Health & School of Nursing):

New Course, Course Changes, & Programs of Study Changes (4 packages)

10/06/16: Passed

10/19/16: Approved

Log Number: 201605-3

Public Health– Graduate


Change an existing course

Psychopathology

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

070

This is a request to remove a current prerequisite, MHS6006 Intro to Counseling Process (3 credits), from MHS6070 Psychopathology (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.
New Course Description:

An overview of abnormal behavior and knowledge of the basic criteria for categorizing mental disorders, using the DSM-IV. Includes a survey of the theoretical models of maladaptive behavior, as well as case studies to facilitate understanding of the breadth and complexity of reliable diagnosis.

 

Change an existing course

Group Counseling

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

510

This is a request to remove a current prerequisite, MHS6006 Intro to Counseling Process(3 credits), from MHS6510 Introduction to Group Counseling (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.

New Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and skills appropriate for counseling in a group setting. Students will participate in an on-going group, will learn and demonstrate group leadership skills, and will design, conduct, and evaluate a structured group counseling program.

 

Change an existing course

Addictions Counseling

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

450

This is a request to remove a current prerequisite, MHS6006 Intro to Counseling Process (3 credits), from MHS6450 Addictions Counseling (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.

New Course Description:

This course is designed to prepare students for the challenges of working with clients who have substance and/or process addictions. Students will acquire knowledge in assessment, individual and group treatment approaches, and in crisis intervention and prevention strategies. This course emphasizes the acquisition of counseling skills and provides opportunities for students to practice skill building.

 

Change an existing course

CMHC in Community Settings

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

401

This is a request to remove current prerequisites, MHS 6400 Individual Counseling (3 credits), MHS 6510 Introduction to Group Counseling (3 credits), and MHS 6070 Psychopathology (3 credits) from MHS 6401 CMHC in Community Settings (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.

New Course 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.

 

Change an existing course

Overview of Brief Counseling

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

402

This is a request to remove a current prerequisite, MHS6006 Intro to Counseling Process (3 credits), from MHS6402 Overview of Brief Counseling (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.
New Course Description:

This course provides opportunities for students to hone their skills in the application of solution-focused counseling in a variety of mental health settings. Classes will involve a combination of discussion, skill-building exercises, and student presentations.

 

Change an existing course

Counseling Couples

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

440

This is a request to remove a current prerequisite, MHS6006 Intro to Counseling Process (3 credits), from MHS6440 Couples Counseling (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.

New Course Description:

This course is designed as an elective in the counselor education program. Students will learn various models of counseling couples; will practice specific skills, interventions, and assessment procedures appropriate for couples; and will become knowledgeable and skilled in dealing with issues such as cultural differences, gay and lesbian relationships, domestic violence, and crisis intervention.

 

Change an existing course

Sexual Issues in Counseling

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

470

This is a request to remove a current prerequisite, "Admission to the Counselor Education program or permission of instructor", from MHS6470 Sexual Issues in Counseling (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.
New Course Description:

This course is designed to provide mental health counseling students and other individuals in the mental health field with an introduction to sexual issues in counseling. The course will cover theories of human sexuality, sexual dysfunctions, sexual deviations, and life adjustments in sexuality. Students will learn principles of assessment and formulation of sexual problems and will gain skill in treatment of sexual issues.

 

Change an existing course

Legal, Prof, Eth in Counseling

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

700

This is a request to remove a current prerequisite, MHS6006 Intro to Counseling Process (3 credits), from MHS6700 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.

New Course Description:

This course is designed to provide an overview of the legal, ethical, and professional issues in counseling to help you develop an understanding and awareness of knowledge and skills related to ethical decision making and practice, professional identity development, professional preparation standards and credentialing requirements, crisis intervention skills and life-long professional development, self-reflection, and self-care. Attention will be given to the Florida laws and rules that govern the practice of counseling as well as the ACA Code of Ethics.

 

Change an existing course

Prac:Mental Health Counseling

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

800

This is a request to remove current prerequisites, MHS6510 Introduction to Group Counseling (3 credits), MHS6404 Theories in Clinical Mental Health Counseling(3 credits), and MHS6491 Clinical Counseling Skills (3 credits), from MHS6800 Practicum in Mental Health Counseling (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. This is also a request to change the method of evaluation from a letter grade to pass/fail, which is consistent with current trends in counselor education. Finally, I am requesting to update the course description.
New Course Description:

The practicum in clinical mental health counseling is the initial supervised field site experience that allows student to assimilate didactic information with clinical performance and gives them time to build their counseling skills before entering internship.

 

Change an existing course

Intern in Mental Health Counse

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

830

This is a request to remove a current prerequisite, "Permission of the faculty", from MHS6830 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 credits). With the establishment of the cohort model program, prerequisites are no longer required. I am also requesting to update the course description.
New Course Description:

The two 3-hour internships are the culminating clinical experiences in the Clinical Mental Health Program. Supervision is provided by Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty as well as qualified site supervisors at each clinical site.

 

Log Number: 201605-5

School of Nursing – Graduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Science in Nursing--Nursing Major

Adult Gerontology CNS Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

We would like to put the BSN-MSN CNS program on hold. We have no students currently in this program and have had no recent interest. We would like to keep it within the system however, in case we may need to reactivate the program. The CNS program has both an Adult Gerontology and a Women's Health track.

(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201605-6

School of Nursing – Graduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Major
CNS Women's & Children's Hlth Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

We would like to hibernate the CNS Women's Health program. We do not have any students in the program and have not had any interest. We would like to keep the program in the system, in case there is renewed interest.

Log Number: 201605-7

Public Health– Graduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program                       
Master of Science - Clinical Mental Health Couns Major


Summary of the Changes:
This request is to change MHS 6430 Introduction to Family Counseling (3 credits) from an elective to a required course. This is also a request to create a new course MHS 6XXX Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 credits) as an elective. The total semester hours for major requirements is changing from 48 credits to 51 credits. The total semester hours for electives is changing from 12 credits to 9 credits.
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Add a new course

Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 crs)

MHS

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will explore the etiology (causes), epidemiology (prevalence), clinical course, and diagnoses of mental health disorders in children and adolescents. Students will review developmental theories pertaining to children and adolescents and learn effective, empirically supported interventions for disorders including but not limited to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Bipolar Disorders.