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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RCS6401

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-01-03
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1642 2007-06-28
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling AS TPA/10000/125700/000000/0000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Denise Montgomery 8139740972

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    RCS 6401 Counseling in Community Settings

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Counseling in Community Setngs
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    MHS 5020 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling



    Course Description

    Course is designed to acquaint students with profession of counseling, varied settings in which rehabilitation, mental health counselors, and marriage & family therapists work, pattern of service delivery, & future trends in the profession. Majors only.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This is a required course for the masters degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling and for Florida state mental health counselor licensure (LMHC). It has been listed for more than five years under a variable topic number, however, it should h

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is required for the major and for Florida licensure as as Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Since the fall of 2002, 176 students have been in this course.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course has been offered as a selected topic course 10 times since the fall 2002.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in counseling or a closely related area. Applicants should be licensed or license eligible in Florida as a mental health counselor. Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in research and teaching is required.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    *identify roles, functions and duties of counseling professionals & the variety of settings in which they work *discuss professional associations, training, creditialing, licensure, etc. *survey agencies *discuss implications of diversity *discuss funding *discuss advocacy *discuss historical overview of profession

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Included in Course Objectives plus... Identify and describe three agencies and two self-help or support groups to develop a Directory of Community Resources. Visit and report on one agency - describe agency, describe characteristics and roles of counselors, describe population served.

    C. Major Topics

    *Knowledge & skills for practice of community counseling *overview of counseling profession *professional identity of community counselors *ethical & legal aspects *current & emergent influences *essential counseling services *diverse culture *various agencies *case management *social services *crisis management *managing personal stress

    D. Textbooks

    Gladding & Newsome. (2004). Community and Agency Counseling, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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