This course will begin the practicum sequence by introducing case management, intake, note taking, and the use of supervision and training. This will include assessment, diagnosis and prognosis, and treatment planning including individuals, couples, and families. Further, this course will provide students with the opportunity to hear the perspectives of various consumers of mental health services and their family members to enhance the understanding of their experience of mental illness, treatment, and recovery. The principles of recovery-oriented care and methods of service delivery will be discussed. Professional writing and connecting clients with resources will be addressed. The influence on the mental health profession of ongoing developments in public health, social and cultural forces, and technology innovations will also be considered.
Admission to MLR2080.