CMHS - COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

CMHS - 1110   FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN MENTAL HEALTH
[4 hours]  An introduction to the field of human services, especially mental health, history and current trends in treatment and prevention of disease and the basic skills common to the field.  Students will learn skills at the demonstrable level as they will later be used in the field.  Prerequisite: Admission to the program  Corequisite: PSY 1010

CMHS - 1210   MENTAL HEALTH SKILLS
[4 hours]  This course is designed to enable students to master the therapeutic interpersonal skills required of mental health  professionals.  Successful completion of this course is a requirement for continuation into advanced courses.    Prerequisite: CMHS 1110; PSY 1010  Corequisite: CMHS 1230

CMHS - 1220   THEORIES IN MENTAL HEALTH
[3 hours]  An overview of current approaches of psychological theory.  This course includes an examination of the basic issues in mental health, including ethical issues and personal implications for the mental health professional.  Prerequisite: CMHS 1110; PSY 1010

CMHS - 1230   PATHOLOGY IN MENTAL HEALTH
[3 hours]  This course deals with an introduction to the concepts of abnormal psychology with emphasis on understanding the cultural and historical bases for defining abnormality as well as modern classification systems, the biological model, treatment modalities, and theoretical perspectives.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

CMHS - 1240   SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH
[3 hours]  An overview and survey of addictive disorders, use and abuse, and the personal and cultural effects of chemical dependency.  Prerequisite: CMHS 1110; PSY 1010

CMHS - 2060   CAREER EXPLORATION
[3 hours]  Designed for the university student undecided about a career. The student is assisted in self-assessment, exploration of occupations, and in career decision-making skills.

CMHS - 2110   MENTAL HEALTH FALL PRACTICUM
[4 hours]  Students are placed in community agencies relevant to mental health and work in a role related to the function of a mental health technician under the guidance of a supervisor.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; All 1st year major courses; Permission & placement during prior spring

CMHS - 2120   GROUP AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES
[4 hours]  A study of various types of groups and activities skills used in mental health environments both inpatient and community based.  Focus on design, principles, procedures and applications of various techniques.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

CMHS - 2130   ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN MENTAL HEALTH
[4 hours]  The various techniques and requirements of assessment and interventions used in the most important mental health  environments will be explored and practiced. Special emphasis is placed on interview assessment and crisis intervention; implications for record keeping in the variety of settings is also looked at.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010; Sophomore standing in major

CMHS - 2210   MENTAL HEALTH SPRING PRACTICUM
[4 hours]  This course is a continuation of CMHS 2110. Students continue where placed in community agencies relevant to mental health and work in a role related to the function of a mental health technician under the guidance of a supervisor.  Prerequisite: All 1st year major courses; Permission and placement during prior Fall; CMHS 2110

CMHS - 2220   FAMILY THEORIES AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES IN MENTAL HEALTH
[3 hours]  Study of basic family systems and structures and the influences of cultural patterns as they interact and impact the mental health and therapeutic needs of individual family members.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010; SOSC 1400; Second yr standing in major

CMHS - 2980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours]  This course is open to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree program and may be a requirement of that program.   Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CMHS- 2990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours]  A course designed to provide educational opportunities in a specialized academic area under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

CMHS - 3070   FAMILY COUNSELING
[3 hours]  Overview of aspects of counseling with families. Major focus is on family as a system and a variety of interventions. Ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic considerations of family systems will be stressed.

CMHS - 3110   CASE MANAGEMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH
[3 hours]  The study of and practice of using case management models and skills with clients within the mental health environment.  Models appropriate for different agency types will be explored and the various modalities available will be introduced.  Prerequisite: CMHS 1110 or permission of instructor

CMHS - 3120   MENTAL RETARDATION AND MENTAL HEALTH
[3 hours]  The relationship between retardation and mental health with emphasis on the characteristics making this a population of special concern within the treatment protocols of the mental health profession.  Prerequisite: CMHS 1110 or permission of instructor

CMHS - 3130   ADVANCED INTERVENTIONS:  CRISIS AND EMPLOYE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
[3 hours]  Advanced intervention issues including crisis management, disaster survival, rescue and emergency personnel debriefing, and Employee Assistance Programs.  Prerequisite: CMHS 1110 or permission of instructor

CMHS - 3140   SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING
[3 hours]  An evaluation of prevention programs and community resources available in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.  Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

CMHS - 3150   MODELS OF TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
[3 hours]  A review of the various components of substance abuse and philosophies of treatment. Theories of etiology and maintenance are also addressed.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CMHS - 3160   CHARTING AND REPORTING IN THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS
[3 hours]  The importance of coding, charting and record keeping in various fields of mental health professions is examined.  Various types of report writing formats and requirements will be learned. Prerequisite: CMHS 1110 or permission of instructor

CMHS - 3380   COLLEGE STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT I
[1 - 3 hours]  First semester in development of skills for student leaders through didactic experience, simulation exercises and practicum experiences. Especially designed for student government leaders and peer counselor/advisers.

CMHS - 3390   COLLEGE STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT II
[1 - 3 hours]  Second semester in student leadership training The development of skills for student leaders through didactic experience, simulation exercises and practicum experiences. Especially designed for student government leaders and peer counselor/advisers.  Prerequisite: CMHS 3380

CMHS - 4080   ESSENTIALS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS
[3 hours]  Emphasis upon skills, concepts, and practices in the helping professions. Multicultural and ethical issues along with dealing with crisis situations will be covered.

CMHS - 4090   THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE AGED
[3 hours]  This course focuses on therapeutic care giving for the aged in institutional settings, addressing techniques for developing activities and responding to sensory changes and social needs of individuals.

CMHS - 4110   CONSULTATION AND SUPERVISION IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
[3 hours]  Explores the roles and techniques of consultation and supervision within the mental health professions, including individual and group skills, models, strategies and legal and ethical issues.  Prerequisite: CMHS 1110 or permission of instructor

CMHS - 4120   DUAL DIAGNOSIS:  SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS
[3 hours]  Issues involving clients with a dual diagnosis are explored.  Specific treatment strategies for clients dually-diagnosed with substance abuse and mental illness will be learned.  Prerequisite: CMHS 1110 or permission of instructor

CMHS - 4240   SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
[3 hours]  An examination of ethical and legal issues in substance abuse, as well as examination of the specific skills needed by workers in substance abuse programs.  Prerequisite: CMHS 3140; 3150 or permission of instructor

CMHS - 4310   PRACTICUM FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
[4 hours]  Students placed in community agencies working in area of substance abuse treatment.    Prerequisite: CMHS 4240

CMHS - 4580  TEACHER AS ADVISOR
[1 hour]  This course will provide students in education an overview of the role of art and music in curriculum development. (Students may enroll in either art or music education sections.)  Prerequisite: CI 4250, 4260, 4270, 4280; Co-requisite: CI 4000, CI 4010, CI 4400, SPED 4030

CMHS - 4980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours]  This course is open to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree program and may be a requirement of that program.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CMHS - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study is designed to provide the student to work independently on professional problems under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Counselor and Human Services Education.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CMHS - 5010   PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION TO SCHOOL COUNSELING
[4 hours]  Introduction to school counseling; historical foundations; roles and responsibilities; legal and ethical issues; implications of sociocultural diversity, organization and administration, and future trends within the context of the school community.

CMHS - 5020   PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION TO COMMUNITY COUNSELING
[3 hours]  An orientation to the counseling profession; ethical and legal issues, counseling process, skills, and theories; counselor roles, functions, and work settings; and historical foundations of counseling.

CMHS - 5030   ROLE AND FUNCTION OF THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
[3 hours]  Development of the school psychologist as a member of the school staff.  The following areas will be explored: current legal and ethical responsibilities, relationship to other school personnel, and the ways and means of providing services to children, teachers, and parents.

CMHS - 5060 SCHOOL OBSERVATION
[2 hours]  Orientation to the organization of schools for school psychology students without teaching experience.  Students will osere a wide range of educational settings and integrate their observations through discussion and readings.

CMHS - 5110   CAREER COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours]  Theories, resources, and practices of career counseling and development are presented.  Knowledge and skills for promoting career growth among a broad range of individuals across the life span is emphasized.

CMHS - 5120   INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ASSESSMENT
[3 hours]  This course provides an understanding of psychological testing in-depth through (1) an overview of basic testing concepts, (2) an understanding of test construction, (3) familiarity with instruments, and (4) an overview of using test results. History and rationale of testing are included.

CMHS - 5130/7130   GROUP COUNSELING
[4 hours]  Provides training and experience in group development, dynamics, theories, methods and skills of group counseling, group leadership, research and evaluation, ethical issues, and other group work approaches.

CMHS - 5140/7140   COUNSELING THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES
[4 hours]  Includes a study of basic counseling and consultation theories and helping relationships from individual, group and systemic perspectives.  Explores helper and helpee characteristics, sociocultural factors and legal and ethical considerations.  Includes supervised training in counseling and consulting skills.

CMHS - 5150/7150   COUNSELING ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
[3 hours]  Theories of individual and family development across the lifespan are examined.  Developmental processes of individuals and families and implications for counseling are presented from a multi-generational family perspective.

CMHS - 5160/7160   COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE
[3 hours]  Addresses the cross-cultural theories, knowledge, beliefs, and techniques required for providing effective services to culturally diverse populations.  Examines assumptions about cultural differences which underlie counseling theories and therapies.

CMHS - 5170/7170   THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CONSULTATION
[3 hours]  Examines theories, models, stages, process and techniques of consultations.  Includes organizational consultations and systemic perspectives.  Explores consultant characteristics, sociocultural factors and legal and ethical considerations.

CMHS - 5190   COUNSELING PRACTICUM
[4 hours]  Students receive supervised, practical experiences in providing counseling services to clients.  Performance of counseling skills; relationship skills; intervention techniques; documentation skills; and professional, ethical, and legal conduct is expected.  Prerequisite: CMHS 5130, 5140, 5010 or 5020 and a grade of B or better in these courses

CMHS - 5250   CREATING THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE AGED
[3 hours]  Explores the various aspects necessary for creating therapeutic physical and social psychological settings for older institutionalized adults. Models of care giving and programmatic skills are examined.

CMHS - 5980/8980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours]  This course is open to a graduate student pursuing a master�s, specialist, or doctoral degree program and may be a requirement of that program.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CMHS - 6210/7210   PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
[4 hours]  The study of various paradigms for conceptualizing psychopathology related to children, adolescents, and adults. Includes study of specific personality theories and their application to clinical counseling.  Prerequisite: 30 hours toward departmental master�s degree.

CMHS - 6220/7220   CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY THERAPY
[3 hours]  Specialized study of therapeutic techniques commonly emphasized in working with children, adolescents, and their families.  Approaches to family therapy in a multicultural context, family assessment and ethical issues will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: CMHS 5140

CMHS - 6230/7230   CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELING
[3 hours]  Instruction in the theories, skills, and techniques necessary to intervene into a variety of crisis situations such as suicide, violence, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and family dysfunction.  Prerequisite: CMHS 5140

CMHS - 6240/7240 DIAGNOSIS AND MENTAL HEALTH
[4 hours]  Study of the signs, symptoms, etiology, and psychodynamics of various mental and emotional disorders based on the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM).

CMHS - 6920   MASTER�S RESEARCH PROJECT
[1 - 3 hours]  In this capstone experience, master�s students review the literature, report implications, and produce a project which can be applied in counseling-related settings.  This can substitute for CMHS 6930.  Prerequisite: 30 hours of master�s program; consent of instructor

CMHS - 6930   MASTER�S RESEARCH SEMINAR
[2 - 3 hours]  In this capstone experience, master�s students review and critique the literature and report implications for research, theory, and practice on counseling-related topic of interest, approved by the instructor.  Prerequisite: 30 hours of departmental master�s program and consent of instructor

CMHS - 6940/8940   COUNSELING INTERNSHIP
[1 - 8 hours]  Supervised practical experiences in various settings while assuming a spectrum of counseling roles and functions. Emphasis is placed upon integrating ethical practice, theory, and research in work settings.  Prerequisite: A grade of B or above in CMHS 5190

CMHS - 6950/8950   WORKSHOP IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION
[1 - 6 hours]  Workshops developed around topics of interest and concern to counselors, school psychologists, teachers, or other helping professionals. Practical application of topics will be stressed.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CMHS - 6960   MASTER�S RESEARCH THESIS
[1 - 3 hours]  In this capstone experience, master�s students complete an original piece of research, including literature review, methods, analysis, and discussion. This can substitute for CMHS 6930.  Prerequisite: 30 hours of master�s program; Consent of instructor

CMHS - 6990   MASTER�S INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 4 hours]  Individual study is designed to provide the student to work independently on professional problems under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Counselor and Human Services Education.

CMHS - 7310   CHILD ASSESSMENT I: COGNITIVE AND ACADEMIC
[4 hours]  Introduction to evaluation of children using individual testing techniques and skills.  Demonstration of and supervised practice in administration, scoring, interpretation and communication of individual tests of child intelligence and academic performance.  Prerequisite: CMHS 5120; Consent of instructor  Corequisite: CMHS 7330

CMHS - 7320   CHILD ASSESSMENT II: BEHAVIORAL AND PERSONALITY
[4 hours]  Theories and principles of personality assessment with emphasis upon objective and projective techniques.  Demonstration, scoring, analysis of individual tests of personality, and communication of results in a school setting along with intervention procedures for children with behavioral problems.  Prerequisite: Grade of B or above in CMHS 7310 and Consent of instructor  Corequisite: CMHS 7340

CMHS - 7330   CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY I
[4 hours]  This course emphasizes the clinical skills in conducting a psychoeducational assessment battery, including the administration of individual intelligence and achievement tests, interpretation of test results, and report writing with children and adolescents in a multidisciplinary setting under the supervision of a school psychologist (or other qualified personnel). The course also involves counseling practicum for school psychology students.  Fifteen hours of school-based practicum per week is required.  Prerequisite: CMHS 5030; Consent of instructor  Corequisite: CMHS 7310

CMHS - 7340   CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY II
[4 hours]  Second semester of the sequence of applied clinical experience.  This course emphasizes behavioral and personality assessment along with therapeutic intervention with children and families.  The course also involves counseling practicum for school psychology students.  Fifteen hours of school-based practicum per week is required.  Prerequisite: Grade of B or above in CMHS 7330; Consent of instructor  Corequisite: CMHS 7320

CMHS - 7510   SUPERVISION IN COUNSELING AND SCHOOL PYSCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Orientation to counselor education as a profession. Training in supervision: models, methods, roles, ethical issues, research and evaluation. Advanced training in consultation.

CMHS - 7520   EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP IN MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS
[3 hours]  Orient students to the roles and tasks of educators and leaders in mental health professions, curricular issues of programs, professional and ethical issues, and current status and future trends in higher educaton among mental health professions.  Prerequisite: Enrolled in doctoral program.

CMHS - 7530   ADVANCED THEORIES OF COUNSELING AND CONSULTATION
[4 hours]  Advanced preparation in theory pertaining to the principles and practice of individual counseling, group work, and consultation.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CMHS - 7540   ADVANCED PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT
[4 hours]  Administration, scoring, and interpretation of selected advanced personality assessment instruments. Special emphasis will be given to the MMPI-2, the CPI, and report writing.

CMHS - 7920   SPECIALIST RESEARCH PROJECT
[1 - 3 hours]  In this capstone experience, specialist students review the literature, report implications, and produce a project which can be applied in school psychology and counseling-related settings.  Prerequisite: Consent of adviser and instructor.

CMHS - 7930   DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
[3 hours]  Advanced preparation in research problems, design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research and methodology in the fields of counseling and supervision.  Prerequisite: Master�s degree in Counselor Education.

CMHS - 7940   INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
[8 hours]  Academic year on-the-job experience in a school supervised by a school psychologist with further supervision by the university. Broad range of assessment, consultation, and counseling  experiences are emphasized.  Prerequisite: CMHS 5030; Grade of B or better in CMHS 7320 and 7340; Consent of instructor.

CMHS - 8410   ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP THERAPY
[4 hours]  Students receive supervised, practical experiences in providing counseling in individual and group modes of services. Advanced therapy skills will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CMHS - 8420   ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN FAMILY THERAPY
[4 hours]  This course is designed to provide specialized opportunity under live supervision to develop specialized skills in family therapy.  The student will work in co-therapy with a family experiencing difficulties.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CMHS - 8440   ADVANCED THEORY AND PRACTICUM OF GROUP COUNSELING
[3 hours]  Advanced training and experience in development, dynamics, theories, methods and skills of group counseling and therapy, leadership, research and evaluation, and ethical issues as applicable to normal and abnormal populations.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CMHS - 8450   COUPLES AND FAMILY THERAPY
[3 hours]  Theories and practice of couples and family counseling are explored.  Foundations of  systems theories and their application to couples and family therapy are presented.  Prerequisite: CMHS 5140, 5150

CMHS - 8460   SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING
[3 hours]  Review of treatment approaches, techniques, and programs for counseling individuals and families experiencing substance-related problems.

CMHS - 8470   DRUGS AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
[3 hours]  Study of the psychobiological and psychophysiological effects of psychotropic medications used for the psychopharmacological treatment of mental and emotional disorder. Theoretical, efficacy, and ethical concerns are reviewed.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CMHS - 8480  ADVANCED TRAINING IN PROFESSIONAL, LEGAL, AND ETHICAL ISSUES
[3 hours]  Advanced training in contemporary professional, legal, and ethical issues that regulate or affect the work of counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals.

CMHS - 8490 GENDER ISSUES IN COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
[3 hours]  Examines the effect of gender role and related dynamics upon the psychological functioning of men and women and considers who these issues can be explored in counseling based upon an interactive model of gender roles emphasizing the learned nature of these characteristics.

CMHS - 8930   ADVANCED DOCTORAL SEMINAR
[3 hours]  This seminar will consider problems and provide advanced study. Open only to advanced graduate students.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CMHS - 8960   DOCTORAL RESEARCH DISSERTATION
[1 - 12 hours]  Dissertation credit may not total less than 10 semester hours and no greater than 32 hours.  A doctoral student may register for such credit in more than one quarter.  Prerequisite: Consent of adviser

CMHS - 8960   SPECIAL TOPICS IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours]    Peg will supply description.  Prerequisite: Consent of adviser

CMHS - 8990   DOCTORAL INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 4 hours]  Individual study is designed to provide the student to work independently on professional problems under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Counselor and Human Services Education.  Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

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