This course examines important aspects of theory, research, and practice that relates to diagnosis and treatment at an advanced level. Students will develop diagnostic skills using the DSM-5 to provide proper care to clients with mental health issues. The course will also emphasize the important of providing sensitivity to cultural and ethnic issues.
Students who have an interest in understanding mental health issues as well as diagnosing and treat clients with mental health issues at an advanced level.
In today’s world, we are surrounded by life stressors that can increase a person’s anxiety and depression. In some cases, we see severe mental illnesses that include hallucinations and delusions. Mental Health diagnosis and treatment is important to the University and students to learn not only how to identify mental illness, but also how to diagnosis and treat mental illness through God’s word.
In this course, students will be focusing on Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
In Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment, students will learn the importance to spread witness to people who need guidance and support through God.
Throughout the Bible we are told to put others first and assist those in need. We are also told to spread the word of Jesus as well as love our neighbors. Within our own communities, people from different populations are suffering from both addictions and mental illnesses. Through this course, future counselors will learn to assess, diagnosis, and treat client’s with mental health needs.
In this course, students will learn how mental illness influences those from diverse populations as well as how to treat them including their cultural beliefs. Students will also learn how to incorporate ethics into their treatment.
This course will emphasis the importance of ministry to those client’s in need of treatment by using knowledge gained from the course to assess and deliver resources to those in need by means of the Bible for knowledge in ministry.
Through the course, students will learn state and federal laws and requirements as well as APA ethical standards, and will learn to be able to relate these in the field at an advanced level.