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2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Dec 08, 2022
 
2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog
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COUN 2738 - DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF COGNITIVE AND MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course contains three modules: 1) dsm-5 and differential diagnosis, 2) cognitive rehabilitation, and 3) psychiatric rehabilitation. Students develop skills in diagnostic formulation and clinical intervention planning and implementation. The influence of multicultural identity in diagnosis and treatment is addressed. In module 1, students learn about the diagnosis of cognitive, behavioral, and mental health disabilities through extensive review of the current edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual and related information. In module 2, students learn specialized counseling techniques for individuals with cognitive impairments and behavioral issues. Students demonstrate use of techniques such as external cognitive aids, metacognitive strategies, and social skills training. In module 3, students learn interventions for mental health disorders such as psychiatric rehabilitation day programming, assertive community treatment and case management, and self-help and peer-delivered services.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PLAN: Clin Rehab and Mntl Hlth Cnsln or SBPLAN: Rehabilitation Counseling (Health and Rehabilitation Scs-MS)


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