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Course Descriptions

HUM 217 - Skills for Mental Health Services

3 Credits

Development of skills needed for effective, culturally sensitive helping, management and rehabilitation of clients with mental health disorders. Skills include attending, observing, analyzing, and problem-solving. Attention will be given to enhancing client motivation, assessing affective states, collecting data, analyzing behavior, and recognizing onset of relapse and violence. Students will practice responding to resistance, team-based safety management in treatment settings, and communicating health and wellness information to clients and significant others. Discussions include analyzing case studies, knowledge of the rights of patients, and developing cultural competency.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Summarize stages of recovery in various behavioral health disorders
2. Articulate principles of safety management appropriate for varied treatment settings
3. Describe principles of motivational enhancement appropriate to stages of recovery from severe mental illness
4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate mental health and wellness information
5. Describe the presentation, course, and symptoms of major behavioral health disorders
6. Describe responsibilities appropriate to mental health technicians and other treatment team members
7. Collect measurable data on behavior
8. Analyze behavioral data to develop a clinical hypothesis

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022