Helping Relationships in Community Mental Health

COU CM500 - Helping Relationships in Community Mental Health

Credits: 3

This course surveys the foundations for effective assessment and intervention in the counseling profession. The role of building a strong treatment alliance, conducting a thorough assessment, attending to clear boundaries and of being aware and attuned to both cross cultural context and sensitivity and to ethical professional conduct will be explored. Active listening, treatment planning, collaborative work with clients and families and effective co-management of other professionals and agencies will be reviewed. Re-emerging models of intervention including home, community-based and wrap-around services and the role of empirically supported treatments will be reviewed. Open only to students in the master’s program in Community Mental Health Psychology.