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2018-2019

HS 212 - Mental Health Counseling

( 3 :0 :0 ) 3 credits

This course instructs students in the basic diagnostic categories for mental illness as listed and described in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and how to apply specific evidenced-based counseling techniques used throughout the mental health agency system. Students will conduct multi-axial assessments using basic clinical terminology and examine mental disorders in the context of biopsychosocial assessment. The significance of labeling, stigma, and bias with regard to the diagnostic process will be critiqued throughout the course in keeping with the values and ethics of the mental health profession. Students will be introduced to clinical documentation, research, literature, oral presentation, and APA writing format. 

Pre-Requisites:
HS 111 - Introduction to Mental Health