Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 688 - Management and Advocacy in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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This course introduces the students to the management of mental health services and programs, including areas such as administration, finance, accountability, managed care systems, management information systems, and concepts and procedures used for determining outcomes. Students will also learn to apply knowledge of public mental health policy on local, state, and national levels, and regulatory processes to improve service delivery opportunities that impact the quality and accessibility of mental health services. This course will also introduce students to strategies supporting client advocacy and influencing public policy and government relations on local, state, and national levels to enhance equity, increase funding, and promote programs that affect the practice of clinical mental health services. Other key issues addressed will include expert witness status, identifying community resources, and initiating and implementing prevention programs. Finally, students will receive an introduction to the methods, models, and principles of clinical supervision and use of interdisciplinary treatment teams. Prerequisite(s): COUN 564.



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