Pathways - Health Science » Counseling & Mental Health

Counseling & Mental Health

In the Counseling and Mental Health course, students model the knowledge and skills necessary in adapting the counseling and mental health aspects in healthcare environments. Students are expected to apply knowledge of ethical and legal responsibilities, limitations on their actions and responsibilities, and the implications of their actions.

  • Students will be able to understand the history of mental health care

  • Students will be able to understand the physiological basis of mental health

  • Students will be able to define mental health throughout the life span

  • Students will be able to apply communications in the mental health environment

  • Students will be able to understand the implications of coping with stress

  • Students will be able to better comprehend depression and serious mental disorders

  • Students will gain knowledge of clients and caregivers

  • Students will become more familiar with professional standards, legal issues, and career issues associated with counseling and mental health.