University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jun 25, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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CAS 257 - Fundamentals of Behavioral Health

(3 units)
An overview of wellness dimensions, peer support specialists’ ethics, patient advocacy, and systems of care navigation for the mental health and substance abuse services provider.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. discuss the major behavioral health conditions identified in the DSM 5.
2. demonstrate understanding of the differences between wellness theories/practices and how each affects mental health and substance abuse conditions.
3. idetify historical facts, change theory tenets, and the varying role of both professional and peer behavioral health care providers.
4. recognize and comprehend the ethical codes and scope of practice issues important to peer support and professoinal specialists applying an ehtical decision-making model.
5. demonstrate knowledge regarding new strategies for intervening with and providing support for individuals with behavioral health issues.
6. construct a presentation on complementary and alternative medicine strategies to demonstrate knowledge regarding new strategies for intervening with and providing support for
7. prepare a resource document that applies knowledge regarding systems of care and insurance for a variety of patient needs as part of a group project.


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