Theories and Practices in Community Mental Health

School of Professional Psychology and Health CMH 5029 3.00

This course will provide basic theory and introductory practice in the recovery model of mental health and its application in community mental health settings. Reviewing the history of the mental health system, as well as of the consumer movement, students will gain an understanding of the context of current practice and will prepare students to enter the field and work effectively as therapists in publicly funded settings. Course will include contemporary community psychology theory, including liberation psychologies. Topics include best practices, practice based evidence, pre-clinical meeting with consumers or family members, the role of SES on treatment, and health disparities in both the prevalence of mental health concerns, as well as in the effectiveness of treatment. CMH student

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