MSA5210EN - Advanced Mental Health Approaches

Course description

Advanced concepts and models of mental health service delivery are discussed. The course will cover several topics to assist in explaining mental health models and concepts for working with high risk individuals. The course will emphasize on understanding ethics, safety, quality, and evidenced-based centered care.

How this course benefits students

Students will need to demonstrate an understanding of major concepts of mental health for high risk treatment. Students will gain an understanding of mental health prevention and promotion while being faced with ethical dilemmas. Students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of quality measures and evidenced-based care.

Why this course is important

Students will be able to effectively walk in their missional calling when they gain knowledge of effective interventions for those who experience trauma and crisis. Ensuring the safety and care of such individuals is crucial for the missional field.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Major concepts in the field of mental health are also utilized in the Bible. A biblical perspective on ethical dilemmas and safety of working with those with mental illness are covered.

Missionally driven

Missional leaders will be in a position to determine the best approach when assisting others in the restoration and healing process. God desires for his disciples to lead the charge in identifying the needs of the people and leading them to his son Jesus Christ, healing, restoration, and continued fellowship with him.

Contextually informed

Advanced concepts, strategies, and models of the mental health care delivery and system will be covered. A grasp of the meaning of advanced concepts and models will be gained from reviewing biblical perspectives and real-world mental health experiences.

Interculturally focused

Students will be able to determine appropriate mental health approaches that specifically pertain to certain cultures. An emphasis on ethical issues of diverse cultures will be explored.

Practically minded

Practical applications will be used to understand advanced mental health concepts, appropriate models, and strategies. Students will demonstrate skill development of mental health approaches that will assist them when ministering to individuals with mental illness.

Experientially transformed

Students will determine appropriate and inappropriate models, strategies, and interventions for high risk individuals in mental health service delivery. Such experience will assist them in understanding the importance of critical thinking and application of mental health treatment.