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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.

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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 interviews. Cultural factors in interviewing. Introduction to Motivational Interviewing. Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy law.

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.

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.

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.

MHT 2105 - Psychosocial Methods

Applying advanced clinical interventions and treatment modalities for various client populations. Cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing are emphasized. Examining the nature of selected mental disorders from the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).

MHT 2111 - Group Dynamics I

Introduction to interpersonal dynamics in therapeutic groups. Awareness of group leadership skills and personal issues affecting participation. Laboratory group promotes 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. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

MHT 2121 - Practicum I

First of two field experiences in human service delivery. Professional documentation and refinement of interviewing skills. Pharmacology in behavioral health. Three classroom, fourteen practicum 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.

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 Behavioral Healthcare

Ethical codes and responsibilities in the human services field. 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.

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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. Curative factors in groups. Laboratory group promotes personal learning while providing experiential awareness of group dynamics and stages of group development. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

MHT 2222 - Practicum II

Second of two semesters of field experience in human service delivery. Refinement of clinical documentation and clinical interviewing skills. Three classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week.

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.

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

Underlying dynamics and interactional patterns in the functioning of the family system. The impact of family dysfunction upon children, parents and the family system. Issues and trends facing contemporary families and methodologies of clinical intervention are highlighted.

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.