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Collegewide common core course outcomes describe what discipline faculty agree are the most important abilities, knowledge, values, and attitudes that students should acquire as a result of successfully completing the course, regardless of where the course is taught, how it is delivered, or who teaches it.

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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MHLT 101 INTRO TO MENTAL HEALTH I 3 semester hours MHLT-Mental Health
Course Description:   First of two related courses (with MHLT 102). An introduction for beginning mental health students in their training toward becoming responsible, aware agents-for-change in their communities. MHLT 101 covers history, concepts, roles, and institutions of the mental health field. Emphasis on the role of the mental health associate and development of a conceptual frame of reference. Exploration by the beginning student of area facilities. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: Consent of department. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, MATH 093/096, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly MH 101.
Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply skills learned through agency paper assignment and be able to communicate effectively in oral and written language and in written language.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the mental health movement as it relates to human service professionals.
  • Explain current trends in the delivery of human services.
  • Identify the attitudes and personal characteristics of the effective human service professional and evaluate the degree to which everyone embodies those attributes.
  • Identify the characteristics of the effective human service professionals.
  • Use computer technology and software to produce documentation for various academic and professional settings.
  • HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
    CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    MHLT 102 INTRO TO MENTAL HEALTH II 3 semester hours MHLT-Mental Health
    Course Description:   Second of two related courses (with MHLT 101, which must be taken first). An introduction for beginning mental health students in their training toward becoming responsible, aware agents-for-change in their communities. MHLT 102 provides skill training in the use and the application of the tools of mental health workers, such as interviewing, behavior modification, diagnostic and evaluative methods, research, community mental health approaches, and other skills as the need arises. A continual discussion of professional ethics and responsibilities is maintained throughout the course. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: MHLT 101 and consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly MH 102.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply and understand current trends in the delivery of human services.
  • Demonstrate skill identification and training in the use and application of the tools for mental health workers.
  • Demonstrate the use of behavioral modification in the filed of mental health
  • Develop an understanding of professional ethic, responsibilities and behaviors as they relate to the field of mental health.
  • Identify the attitudes and personal characteristics of the effective human service professional and evaluate the degree to which everyone embodies those attributes.
  • Use computer technology and software to enhance learning objective and produce documentation for various academic and professional settings.
  • Use experiential learning directed toward helping students discover their individual leadership style.
  • HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
    CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    MHLT 112 GROUP DYNAMICS I 3 semester hours MHLT-Mental Health
    Course Description:   First of two related courses (with MHLT 213). These two courses are to be taken consecutively in order to provide a continuous one-year experience. Focus is on helping students to realize their potential for growth more fully and to increase their ability to work with others in a variety of situations. Experiential learning is directed toward the development of self-insight and awareness of impact upon others through a variety of techniques. Lectures, discussion, and reading materials are directed to an understanding of group processes, including factors of cohesion, leadership, conflict, individual roles, communication systems, tasks, and problem solving. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: PYSC 102 (or concurrent enrollment) and consent of department. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MH 112.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills applicable to related group dynamics skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and learn the latest group methods by applying those methods in class.
  • Develop adequate listening skills that will enable them to give and receive helpful feedback to and from mental health clients.
  • Explain group dynamics theory.
  • Plan group activities and apply those skills in real life settings.
  • Use computer technology and software to produce documentation for various academic and professional settings.
  • HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
    CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    MHLT 200 FIELDWORK MENTAL HEALTH I 6 semester hours MHLT-Mental Health
    Course Description:   Provides a continuous fieldwork experience in mental health/human services field. Students are assigned to interview with a community human services facility for their placement prior to the start of the course. Practical application of professional and therapeutic skills. Expand on foundational knowledge to hone foundational skills needed to work effectively with clients. Develop skills to develop rapport with supervisor, through weekly one-on-one supervision where you review caseload, and any concerns. Students apply skills learned to demonstrate proficiency in ethical standards of MHLT workers and how impactful ethics are in their field. Students demonstrate their multicultural competencies in the field placement. Students apply profession knowledge needed to comport themselves professionally, communicate professionally, and exemplify good boundary setting skills. Students will write a paper that describes the formal and informal structure of the practicum site, and the personal self-awareness. The student will present the paper with a PPT presentation. The seminar on campus provides an opportunity for the students to discuss concepts of working in a helping relationship; to verbalize and to learn to handle their feelings about the work experience; and to continue build on the study and applications of human services worker skills, such analyzing and producing a case study with operational goals, interviewing, various theoretical techniques, critical thinking skills, group activities, counseling, and staff relationships. Practice, under supervision, with various client and staff in the fieldwork/practicum. Each student will be expected to find an area of special interest and to gain some expertise in it through more practice and experience. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE(S): MHLT 101, MHLT 102, MHLT 112, and MHLT 213. Consent of the department required. Two-hour seminar each week, and 200 hours of fieldwork. Formerly MH 200.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply skills learned from fieldwork assignment and communicate effectively through verbal and written language.
  • Demonstrate advanced level field work, using group process skills both as leaders and group members in various client and staff relations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills applicable to related group activities skills.
  • Identify and explain non-verbal communication skills and apply the skills in the fieldwork.
  • Use computer technology and software to produce documentation for various academic and professional settings.
  • Use inference, analysis, and interpretation to arrive at reasoned and supportable conclusions.
  • HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
    CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    MHLT 200L FIELDWORK MENTAL HEALTH No Credit MHLT-Mental Health
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of MHLT 200.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
    HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
    CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    MHLT 201 FIELD WORK MENTAL HEALTH II 6 semester hours MHLT-Mental Health
    Course Description:   Provides a continuous fieldwork experience in the mental health (MHLT)/human services (HS) field. Students are assigned to interview with a community human services facility for their placement prior to the start of the course. In this second practicum, training will build on the first semester, with increasing responsibility, and accountability for skills learned in previous practicum. Students are supervised by the instructor and identified supervisor at the practicum. Students apply skills learned to demonstrate proficiency of ethical standards of MHLT/ HS workers, and how impactful ethics are in the MHLT/HS field. Students will critically analysis and demonstrate ethical constructs, both personally, and professionally, through an academic capstone paper. Students demonstrate their multicultural competencies in the field placement. Students apply profession knowledge needed to comport themselves professionally, communicate professionally, and exemplify good boundary setting skills. The seminar on campus provides an opportunity for the students to discuss concepts of working in a helping relationship; to verbalize and to learn to manage triggers from about the work experience; and to continue build on the study and applications of MHLT/HS worker skills. These skills include; analyzing and producing a case study with operational goals, interviewing, various theoretical techniques, critical thinking skills, group activities, counseling, and staff relationships. Practice MHLT/HS skills, under supervision, with various client and staff in the fieldwork/practicum, expanding an identified area of special interest and to gain expertise through experiential learning. (TP/SS) PREREQUISITE(S): MHLT 200. Consent of department required. Two-hour seminar each week, and 200 hours of fieldwork.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
    HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
    CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    MHLT 208 ACTIVITY THERAPIES 3 semester hours MHLT-Mental Health
    Course Description:   Laboratory study and experience of a survey of treatment approaches used in various activity therapies selected from art, music, dance, occupational and recreational therapies, and storytelling. Experience with methods of nonverbal communication. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: PYSC 102 and consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly MH 208.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply interview and skills and demonstrate effective communication in oral and written language.
  • Apply leadership skills and their relationship to current group methods.
  • Explain the role of art and creativity in expressive arts therapies.
  • Synthesize skills and knowledge learned in class.
  • Use computer technology and software to produce documentation for various academic and professional settings.
  • Use inference, analysis, and interpretation to arrive at reasoned and supportable conclusions during therapy sessions.
  • HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
    CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    MHLT 213 GROUP DYNAMICS II 3 semester hours MHLT-Mental Health
    Course Description:   Second of two related courses (with MHLT 112, which must be taken first). These two courses are to be taken consecutively in order to provide a continuous one-year experience. Focus is on helping students to realize their potential for growth more fully and to increase their ability to work with others in a variety of situations. Experiential learning is directed toward the development of self-insight and awareness of impact upon others through a variety of techniques. Lectures, discussion, and reading materials are directed to an understanding of group process, including factors of cohesion, leadership, conflict, individual roles, communication systems, tasks, and problem solving. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MHLT 112. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MH 213.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills learned through research and power point assignments
  • Develop leadership skills learning co-facilitation and facilitation process
  • Enhance listening skills through reflective listening techniques.
  • Expand Group Dynamic theory through group methods.
  • Identify individual roles and behaviors of others in a group.
  • Understand impact of others through express focusing on self-insight.
  • Use experiential learning directed toward helping students discover their individual leadership style.

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