The minor in Mental Health Services will provide a focus on the field of mental health counseling which will aid students in developing skills to prepare for work in a variety of settings including mental/behavioral health centers, addictions rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities/retirement homes, correctional facilities, and residential group homes/halfway houses.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completing the minor in Mental Health Services, graduates will:
apply the biopsychosocial foundations of behavior and evidence-based counseling approaches to diverse individuals and groups.
understand and apply the major categories and typical signs and symptoms of mental disorders.
demonstrate knowledge of and perform in accordance with the main ethical, legal, clinical, and professional issues involved in the helping professions.
demonstrate knowledge of the leading counseling/psychotherapy systems and the major appropriately apply therapeutic interventions of these systems.
demonstrate multicultural sensitivity and awareness of special treatment needs of diverse populations in American society.
demonstrate effective and professional oral and written communication skills.
Psychology does not permit the double use of courses in its major with a minor.
Requirements for Mental Health Services Minor: 18 Credits