MSA4300EN - Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Course description

This course examines important aspects of theory, research, and practice that relates to diagnosis and treatment. 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.

How this course benefits students

Students who have an interest in understanding mental health issues as well as diagnosing and treat clients with mental health issues.

Why this course is important

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. The Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment course is important to learn not only how to identify mental illness, but also how to diagnosis and treat mental illness through God’s word.

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

In this course, students will be focusing on Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

Missionally driven

In Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment, students will learn the importance to spread witness to people who need guidance and support through God.

Contextually informed

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.

Interculturally focused

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.

Practically minded

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.

Experientially transformed

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.