COU CM610 - Advanced Topics in Community Mental Health

(Credits: 3)

This course prepares students for practicing in Community Mental Health settings by familiarizing them with historical perspectives and contemporary issues relevant to practice and service delivery. Students will deepen their understanding of current and emerging trends in community mental health. The course solidifies students’ understanding of evidence based practices and prepares them for the process of selecting, designing and implementing interventions for the provision of efficacious mental health services within community settings. The course will expose students to key state, federal and professional resources, funding, and regulatory issues. A major objective of the course is to apply the learning to the writing of a hypothetical funding proposal and the process of proposal review. The approach aims to prepare students to apply knowledge onto practice as they would in their role of beginning community mental health practitioner and future program designer, supervisor or manager.