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Agenda Item FA 12-23

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

BCH - Public Health

Course Changes (1 package)

05/10/12: Passed

05/21/12: Approved

Log Number: 201201-43


Change an existing course

Advanced Counseling


Graduate (6xxx)


A course title change is requested for MHS 6401: Advanced Counseling to MHS 6401: Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community Settings. The current title does not match the title specified by the Florida Licensing Board for Mental Health Counseling. The current course description also needs to be revised and the syllabus slightly modified to ensure complete alignment with the state's requirements for counseling in community settings.

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.