Education | Foundations Of Mental Health Counseling
G563 | 5798 | Armen Sarkissian


INTRODUCTION

This course is designed to include and meet the requirements as set by
the Council for Counseling and related Educational Programs (CACREP),
regarding content of courses described as "Foundations of Mental
Health Counseling" and "Contextual Dimensions: Mental Health
Counseling."  It is also designed to meet the State of Indiana, Social
Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor
Board's requirements for the same courses.  The course does not
require a text, but requires active participation in class
discussions, since the course is conceived to progress in a more or
less Socratic style.  The course also requires a project, which may be
done individually or in groups of two.

SCHEDULE

DATE           TOPICS

August 27, 2001
Meeting One  Introductions

Student Info

Review course objectives

Web Page
http://www.indiana.edu/~educg563/

DISCUSS PROJECTS

Ethical Standards ACA APA NCSW NBCC Indiana Law

September 3, 2001
Meeting Two  Historical, philosophical, societal, cultural, economic
and political dimensions of mental health counseling

Roles, functions and professional identity of counselors
1.  Community, organizational and private practice of mental health
counseling
2.  Interdisciplinary issues
3.  Expertise, effectiveness, training
4.  Credentials and legal requirements of mental health counseling in
different parts of the country

Indiana Law, CACREP, NBCC
Continuing Education (CEU)

September 10, 2001
Meeting Three  Using SiteScape Forum

Intervention Planning
Intake Interview
Mental Health History
DISCUSS PROJECTS – II
1.  Business plans
2.  Needs assessment
3.  CPT Codes

Program Development and Service Delivery in Community Counseling

Guest Lecturer: Rev Linda Johnson, Episcopal Chaplain to Indiana
University and Associate Rector of Trinity Church

Download & review from SSF:
Ethics/Compliance before next class

September 17, 2001
Meeting Four  COMPLIANCE
1.  Duties, duties, duties…
2.  Ethical practice vs legal practice

ETHICS
1.  Personal
2.  Organizational
3.  Ethical Dilemmas

Guest lecturer: Andrea Wohl, MA, LMHC, Clinical Manager, Behavioral
Health Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing at CBH

Review articles on Niche Markets in maroon binder for next class

September 24, 2001
Meeting Five  Ethical Dilemmas…continued…

Areas of expertise
1.  Expertise with different populations
2.  Expertise with different disorders
3.  Expertise in specific treatments

Niche markets

Diversity in societal, cultural, demographic areas – ADA

Guest lecturer: David Carrico, MS LCSW, Clinical Director at CBH

Review articles on OUTCOMES in maroon binder for next class

October 1, 2001
Meeting Six  DISCUSS PROJECTS – III

1.  Business plans revisited
2.  Financial issues
3.  Expense/Revenue
4.  Collectibles
5.  Cost containment
6.  Depreciation
7.  Capital Expenditures

Quality Improvement

OUTCOMES
Empirically Validated Treatments

Guest lecturer: Suzanne Koesel, MSW LCSW, Director of Operations, CBH

Review articles on Managed Care in maroon binder for next class

October 8, 2001
Meeting Seven  Managing Managed care:
1.  Strategies;
2.  Decision to join;
3.  Forms, forms, forms;
4.  Terminology;
5.  Negotiating;
6.  Relating to care managers

Accountability and Accessibility

Answer question about Empathy on SSF
Class discussion on Empathy, on October 22, 2001

October 15, 2001
Meeting Eight  First class presentation of projects

Class participation:
Attendance counts
Feedback comments to presenters by class members

General Principles of Community Intervention:
1.  Consultation
2.  Education
3.  Outreach

Download & review from SSF:
Confidentiality before next class

October 22, 2001
Meeting Nine  Empathy in Managed Care: Fact or Fiction?

Treatment, therapy or healing?
Our own values

CONFIDENTIALITY

Clinical and financial record keeping:
1.  Release of records;
2.  Consent to treatment;
3.  Evaluations;
4.  Third parties;
5.  Redisclosure;
6.  Unintended breaches;
7.  Indiana State Law;
8.  Federal Law (CFR 42)

Guest Lecturer: Kathleen Boggess, PhD, Counselor, Bloomington High
School North

Download & review from SSF:
Risk Management before next class

October 29, 2001
Meeting Ten"Risky Business"

Managing risk
1.  Relating to the legal system
2.  Relating to HCFA & OIG
3.  Preparing for audits

Continuum of behavioral health programs, program development and
service delivery

Guest lecturer: Julie Matthews, MA NCC LMHC, Manager, SouthPoint
Psychological Group

November 5, 2001
Meeting Eleven  Second class presentation of projects

Class participation:
1.  Attendance counts
2.  Feedback comments to presenters by class members

Client characteristics in community counseling services

Guest lecturer: Cindy Houston, MEd CAGS LCSW LMFT LMHC, Manager,
Addiction Services at CBH

November 12, 2001
Meeting Twelve  WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

Looking to the future of mental health counseling

Strategies for client advocacy in public policy and government
relations

Topics brought by class members for discussion

Guest Lecturer: Dennis Morrison, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, CBH

November 19, 2001
Meeting Thirteen  Promoting client understanding of community
resources and accessing resources

Topics brought by class members for discussion.
Make up any unfinished or uncovered topics

Course Evaluation
Complete Course Evaluation before December 8, 2001

Guest lecturer: Jennifer Cook, MS Research Assistant, Center for
Behavioral Research, CBH

November 26, 2001
Meeting Fourteen  Third class presentation of projects

Class participation:
1.  Attendance counts
2.  Feedback comments to presenters by class members

Topics brought by class members for discussion.
Make up any unfinished or uncovered topics

Course Evaluation
Complete Course Evaluation before December 8, 2001

December 3, 2001
Meeting Fifteen  Fourth and Final class presentation of projects

Class participation:
1.  Attendance counts
2.  Feedback comments to presenters by class members

Wrap-up, finish any pending topics
Feedback, discussions on the course and the class

Course Evaluation
Complete Course Evaluation before December 8, 2001

December 8, 2001  PROJECTS DUE
Last date to hand in projects
(The schedule is a general guideline.  All topics will be covered, but
not necessarily on the date mentioned above)