Mental Health/Social Work

Mental Health / Social Work Courses

MHA 1404     Counseling and Interviewing Skills Plus Internship     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The course is designed to introduce the student to the basic techniques in interviewing, counseling and treatment therapies used in the mental health and social work fields. It is composed of two parts: a theory and a field experience. The theory will introduce the theoretical background for interviewing, counseling and treatment therapies. The field experience will provide the practicum. The student will be assigned a field placement in one of the cooperating mental health agencies for a minimum of 80 clock hours per semester. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


MHA 1414     Interpersonal Theory and Practice Plus Internship     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course is composed of two parts, classroom content and field experience. The course is designed to give the student an overview of interpersonal theories used in working with clients and practice in using these theories. The student will become familiar with Behavior Modification, Transactional Analysis, cognitive approaches, Assertiveness Training and addictions theory. In addition, the student will learn about community resources and the referral process. The student will be assigned a field placement in one of the cooperating agencies for a minimum of 80 clock hours. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


MHA 1500     Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course is designed as a systematic study (philosophical, sociological and behavioral) of alcohol and drug abuse. The content of the course will include its historical background, terminology, pharmaceutical aspects of substance abuse and use, the etiology (physiological, psychological and sociological) and the identification of the legal aspect of substance abuse. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


MHA 1510     Substance Abuse Treatments     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: MHA 1500
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

A systematic study of methods and procedures used in treatment in the substance abuse programs. This course will include treatment techniques and community development techniques. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


MHA 2406     Group Dynamics Theory and Practice Plus Internship     6 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The course is composed of two parts: theory and an internship. In the theory, the student will be introduced to the basic techniques of group dynamics as used in the treatment modalities of the mental health fields, education and social work fields. The internship will provide the practicum. The student will be assigned an internship in one of the cooperating agencies for a minimum of 120 clock hours per semester. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


MHA 2416     Family Systems Theory and Practice Plus Internship     6 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The course is composed of two parts, classroom content and field experience. The course is designed to give the student an overview of family systems theory. The student will learn a variety of assessment procedures including genograms and ecomaps. They will also be exposed to family sculpturing, art therapy and treatment planning. The student will be assigned a field placement in one of the cooperating agencies for a minimum of 120 clock hours. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6