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Mental Health and Addiction Services

MHT 1101 - Introduction to Mental Health Services

Introduction to the field of mental health services. Students will identify principles, skills and history and evolution of the mental health field. Analyze motives, values, biases, cultural and social influences for becoming a helper. Examine key terminology and concepts. Describe basic theories, evidenced based practices and interventions of the helping profession. Recognize professional behaviors, documentation practices and ethical standards required to work in the helping profession.

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MHT 1130 - Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling CDCA Preliminary

Course provides 40 hours of chemical dependency specific educational content required for application for CDCA Preliminary credential with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs. Dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society. Knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues. Elements of professional/ethical behaviors. Note for certain criminal convictions, the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board takes into consideration Ohio Medicaid Rules that specify a period of time since conviction that must pass to obtain a National Provider Identification (NPI) number when determining whether a person can obtain a credential. Also per the OCDP Board, fifty percent (50%) of the Chemical Dependency education must have been completed within the two (2) year period immediately prior to filling out the application for certification.

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MHT 1201 - Interviewing Skills

Basic interviewing, active listening skills, elements of the helping relationship, professional ethics and issues. Practice in conducting clinical interviews. Diversity factors in clinical interviewing. Introduction to person centered approach. Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy law.

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MHT 1202 - Motivational Interviewing

Learning and applying the model of Motivational Interviewing including engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Concepts of OARS, stages of change, communication skills, client ambivalence, developing discrepancies, change talk, client goals, and developing a change plan.

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MHT 1203 - Professional Documentation

Functional, legal, and ethical aspects of documentation including behavioral observation, mechanics of writing problem statements, client assessments, and progress notation. Introduction to electronic record keeping.

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MHT 1236 - Assessment & Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders

Holistic assessment and diagnosis of substance use disorders. Assessment skill development. Use of and interpretation of assessment instruments. Use of current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria related to substance use disorders.

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MHT 2105 - Mental Health Treatment Methods

Identify and examine mental health treatment methods and evidenced-based practices. Recognize mental and emotional disorders from the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and their evidenced based treatments. Apply clinical interventions and treatment modalities for various client populations. Identify key concepts, terminology and ethical dilemmas associated with mental health treatment methods.

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MHT 2111 - Group Dynamics I

Introduction to interpersonal dynamics in therapeutic groups. Awareness of group leadership skills and personal issues affecting participation. Discussion groups promote personal learning while providing experiential awareness of stages of group development. History of the group work method. Factors in group composition. Professional ethics. Practice in group facilitation.

MHT 2121 - Practicum I

First of two clinical practicum experiences in mental health and addiction services. Professional and ethical work skills with an interdisciplinary team in an agency setting. Components of Electronic Health Record. Ethical decision making. Emerging trends and contemporary topics in the helping profession. Diversity factors to support culturally competent clinical practice. Three and one-half classroom, fourteen clinical hours per week.

MHT 2130 - Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling CDCA Renewable

Course provides 30 hours of chemical dependency specific educational content required for application for CDCA Renewable credential with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Content included: Addiction and treatment knowledge, individual and group counseling, evaluation, service coordination, documentation and professionalism. Persons who currently hold a CDCA Preliminary with the State of Ohio may also take this course.

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MHT 2137 - Treatment Techniques in Substance Use Disorders

Contemporary holistic treatment methods, including motivational interviewing. Models of treatment with individual, group, case management, intervention and families. Levels of care and stages of recovery. Ethical, legal and professional behaviors.

MHT 2138 - Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions

Ethical codes and responsibilities in the helping professions. Federal Confidentiality Regulations, case law, scope of practice, expectations of funding bodies and managed care. Principles of professional behavior with clients and self-awareness of their personal boundary and value concerns. Importance of cultural diversity.

MHT 2211 - Group Dynamics II

Stages of group development, process planning, and group leadership skills. Advanced practice in group co-facilitation and critical analysis of group processes. Therapeutic factors in groups.Open group promotes personal learning while providing experiential awareness of group dynamics and stages of group development.

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MHT 2222 - Practicum II

Second of two semesters of clinical practicum in Mental Health and Addiction Services. Demonstrate professional and ethical work skills with an interdisciplinary team in an agency setting. Awareness of diversity factors to support culturally competent practice in helping profession. Ethical decision making. American Psychological Association format to research evidenced based practices and best practice principles. Capstone course. Three and one-half classroom, fourteen clinical hours per week.

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MHT 2235 - Family Dynamics of Addiction

Impact of substance use disorders on individual family members and overall family functioning. Focuses on the nature of addiction as a disease, its progression, symptoms and treatments. The nature of codependency is discussed. Insight is gained by the students regarding their biases about the disease of addiction.

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MHT 2239 - Dual Diagnosis

Treatment of persons with substance use disorders and mental illness. Unique challenges and effective treatment models for client population are explored. Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing. Community and support resources.

MHT 2245 - Mental Health & the Family

Impact of mental health disorders on individual family members and overall family functioning. Family Systems Theory and assessing family issues. Diversity factors and contemporary issues in modern families. Key concepts and terminology related to family dynamics.

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MHT 2250 - Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Mental health and mental ill-health issues related to childhood and adolescents. Etiology and treatment approaches.

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MHT 2252 - Issues in Behavioral Health

Mental Health Technology elective course examining current social policies, best practices, and innovations and methods of treatment in behavioral health and human services.

MHT 2253 - Issues in Chemical Dependency

Current research and issues regarding special populations. Trends and best practices in addictions.

MHT 2297 - Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.