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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DSAB 231 - Community Mental Health (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course introduces the student to the array of mental health services from inpatient to community based agencies. The history of mental health assistance, along with current service delivery systems is explored. This includes mobile crisis intervention, partial hospitalization, day treatment, outpatient community mental health centers, clubs, self-help fellowships, supportive housing and transitional employment. The importance of interdisciplinary professionals that provide concrete services, psychiatric, medical, vocational, recreational, individual, group and family counseling and support a comprehensive team approach will be included, as well as human and legal rights, social inclusion and the challenges of vulnerable populations with co-morbidity.