2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mental Health Services Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Rebecca Martin, Interim Department Head
Department of Psychology
Hansen Hall 029
E-mail: rebecca.martin@sdstate.edu
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Program Information

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.

Academic Requirements

Psychology does not permit the double use of courses in its major with a minor. 

Select from the following

Select one of the following. Credits: 3

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