PY 812A: Theory & Practice of MH Consult I

Synonym:

56365 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Theodore Ellenhorn

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 12/6 - 12/7 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Consultation & Education
Required of and restricted to Year III students.

This course examines the role of psychologists as consultants in mental health settings and in the community. A variety of consulting experience is explored including case consultation, participation in interdisciplinary teams, and the psychologist as expert in dealing with diverse individuals, groups, and organizations. The course examines issues of contacting, data gathering, diagnosis, intervention, evaluation, and follow-up. Implications of the consultant146s role in education, training, and organizational development are addressed. Participants have the opportunity to apply consultation skills in experiential exercises and also examine the possible consultancy aspect of their practicum role.