PY 688: ProSem Mental Health Counseling II

Synonym:

78247 (for web registration)

Section:

E

Faculty:

Betsy Taylor

Credits:

3

Seats:

6

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 8/30 - 12/13 (12:45PM-3:15PM)

Description:

Emphasis: Contextual Dimensions in Mental Health Counseling
Required of and restricted to CMHC III and CMHC-SAAC III students.
Prerequisite: Completion of CMHC II courses and practicum/internship.
Section assignments will be made by the program and provided to students prior to registration.
Take with PY 696C, Internship in Mental Health Counseling II (Section A).

This course provides an overview of the current contexts of mental health practice. Selected topics will include, role of the mental health counselor in contemporary practice settings, multicultural issues, standards of ethical practice, collaboration with prescribing practitioners and integration of psychopharmacological treatment into counseling, and theories and practices of consultation. Students will have an opportunity to integrate their current internship experiences with their theoretical learning and to develop skills in peer supervision and consultation.