Degree Plans

Mental Health/Youth Counseling, Certificate of Completion

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Human Services & Education / Mental Health/Social Work
  • Degree Code: MH.YC.CERT
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Successful completion of this program opens doors to employment or a better position in social welfare, governmental and community service agencies. Graduates can make significant contributions wherever people are employed to help others with social- and mental health-related situations.

This specialty emphasizes course work needed for employees or future employees in children/adolescent facilities. The curriculum addresses the needs and skills of persons in daily work with children/adolescents with emotional problems.

A grade of C or better is required for all mental health courses for graduation.

Marketable Skills

1. Understand basic concepts of populations cared for in the mental health field.

2. Differentiate among various disorders in DSM-5. (CT)

3. Apply therapeutic techniques with clients seeking and receiving

mental health services. (COM)

4. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors of mental health workers. (SR, PR)

5. Refer clients to appropriate community resources. (TW)

Semester I

SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Service 3 hours
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3 hours
DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills 3 hours
SCWK 1303 Ethics for Social Service Professionals 3 hours
CMSW 1309 Problems of Children and Adolescents 3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

PMHS 1291 Special Topics in Psychiatric/Mental Health Services 2 hours
CMSW 1353 Family Intervention Strategies 3 hours
CMSW 1323 The Exceptional Person 3 hours
SCWK 2307 Human Behavior and Social Environment 3 hours
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3 hours
14 hours

Summer Semester

SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3 hours
PMHS 1267 Practicum - Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Tech 2 hours
5 hours
Total hours:34 hours