2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Mental Health/Human Services

MNTH 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Mental Health

Presents a historical review of the attitudes toward mental illness; reviews roles and functions of professionals working with individuals with emotional, behavioral, addiction, and/or social problems, studies various treatment procedures used in the mental health/human services field, and investigates different facilities where treatment and services are available. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

MNTH 102 – 3 Credits
Fieldwork in Mental Health/Substance Abuse

Assigns the student to a variety of Mental Health, Human Service, or Substance Abuse Treatment programs; allows the student to work with clients under the supervision of either faculty or agency personnel to gain practical experience. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MNTH 101 or written permission from program director required Lab fee: $50.00

MNTH 103 – 3 Credits
Techniques of Counseling

Presents communications and counseling skills; covers helping people in crisis, theories of counseling, assessing client problems, mental status evaluation, assessment of suicide risk, problem solving, and process of behavioral change NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052 MNTH 101 and admissions to the Mental Health Program. Lab fee: $50.00

MNTH 109 – 3 Credits
Theories of Addictions

Examines major theories relating to the development of substance abuse disorders; emphasizes diagnostic criteria, intervention modalities, and treatment issues in the field of substance abuse. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052, MNTH 101 and admission to the Mental Health Program.

MNTH 120 – 3 Credits
Clinical Practicum in Psychiatric Rehabilitation I

Students are assigned to a variety of Psychiatric Rehabilitation treatment programs to work with clients under the supervision of either faculty or agency personnel in order to gain practical experience. Students attend a two-hour lecture per week to discuss and evaluate experiences and increase competencies. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab Fee: $50.00

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052 MNTH 103, MNTH 129, MNTH 130

MNTH 129 – 1 Credit
Ethics in Mental Health/Human Services

Introduces ethical concepts and issues in the field of mental health/human services, including professional codes of ethics, values underlying codes of ethics in the helping professions, client confidentiality, professional impairment, maintaining boundaries, client rights, and dual relationships. This course presents the process of ethical decision making for mental health/human services professionals and ethical issues in working with diverse client populations. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

MNTH 130 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Introduces the principles and methods used in psychiatric rehabilitation and psychiatric rehabilitation setting. Major concepts and issues in psychiatric rehabilitation, including history, philosophy, service approaches, and values of psychiatric rehabilitation are presented. Course topics include case management, rehabilitation assessment and documentation, dual diagnosis, stigma and mental illness, family interventions and criminal justice involvement. Lab Fee: $50.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

MNTH 201 – 3 Credits
Directed Practice Mental Health I

Assigns the student to a variety of mental health or human service facilities to gain practical experience with patients under supervision of agency personnel. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MNTH 101, MNTH 102, and MNTH 103 Lab fee: $50.00

MNTH 202 – 3 Credits
Directed Practice Mental Health II

Assigns the student to a variety of mental health or human service facilities to gain practical experience with patients under supervision of agency personnel. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MNTH 101, MNTH 102, and MNTH 103 Lab fee: $50.00

MNTH 203 – 1 Credit
Clinical Practicum Mental Health

Assigns the student to a variety of mental health or human service facilities to gain practical experience with patients under supervision of agency personnel. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MNTH 101, MNTH 102, MNTH 103 and MNTH 201

MNTH 204 – 3 Credits
Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances

Examines pharmacology and effects of psychoactive substances, drugs, and alcohol; covers pharmacological, physiological, and psychological aspects of psychoactive substance use. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MNTH 101 or written permission from Mental Health program director required

MNTH 205 – 3 Credits
Techniques of Group Counseling

Course is designed to familiarize students with techniques and applications of group counseling and training for use with various populations. Various skills for effective group counseling will be introduced and practiced. The concepts and skills will be examined in the context of group counseling theories. Same as HUMS 205. Earn credit for one only. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: HUMS 101 and HUMS 111 and permission of Human Services Program Director or MNTH 101 and MNTH 111 and admission to the Mental Health Program.

MNTH 206 – 3 Credits
Alcoholism & Treatment

MNTH 207 – 3 Credits
Family Dynamics

Examines the dynamics that contribute to healthy family functioning; examines the role of culture and gender; explores family dysfunction as it relates to substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual abuse and major theoretical models of family therapy. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: MNTH 101, MNTH 103, MNTH 205 or written permission from Mental Health program director required

MNTH 208 – 3 Credits
Psychopharmacology

Presents the basic psychopharmacological interventions utilized in the treatment of psychiatric disorder commonly encountered by professional in the helping professions. This course explores use of medications in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, organic disorders, chemical dependency and eating disorders. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: MNTH 101 or MNTH 130 and MNTH 109.

MNTH 210 – 5 Credits
Substance Abuse Practicum

MNTH 211 – 3 Credits
Case Management

Explores the use of case management in both public and private human services programs; focuses on issues of eligibility coordination, efficient use of community resources, program planning, and models of case management. NOTE: Formerly was HUMS 201, also same as HUMS 211. Earn credit for one only. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

MNTH 212 – 3 Credits
Stress Management

Studies the nature of stress; examines the factors which may contribute to its manifestation, and determines which of these factors may be operating in students' lives. It exposes students to a variety of healthy coping strategies and engages students in relaxation practices. Note: credit may be received for HLTH 111, HLTH 212, MNTH 111, MNTH 212, but not more than one of these. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and HLTH 101 or PEFT 101

MNTH 220 – 2 Credits
Crisis Intervention

Introduces concepts associated with people in crisis. Approaches to help those experiencing crisis will be introduced and practiced. The concepts and skills will be examined in the context of different categories of crisis. Same as HUMS 220. Earn credit for one only. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: HUMS 111 or MNTH 101 and MNTH 103 and permission of Human Services Program Director

MNTH 221 – 3 Credits
Human Sexuality

Views human sexuality from biological, social, emotional, spiritual, cultural and historical viewpoints; covers topics such as gender formation, reproductive technology, STDs, sexual expression, and ways to build successful relationships will be presented. NOTE: Same as HLTH 221 and PSYC 221. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

MNTH 230 – 3 Credits
Clinical Practicum in Psychiatric Rehabilitation II

Students are assigned to a variety of rehabilitation treatment programs to work under the supervision of either faculty or agency personnel in order to gain practical experience. Students attend a two-hour per week seminar to discuss and evaluate experiences, and increase competencies. Lab Fee: $50.00 NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: MNTH 103, MNTH 129, MNTH 130 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052