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RESPONSE:  All items under the Clinical Mental Health Standards will be addressed by a Standards Tableand Standards Matrix The Standards Table is a list of what standard is particularly addressed in what course.   The Standards Matrix has the specific standards down the vertical axis for reference and an individual list of syllabi across the horizontal axis for reference.  An X is used to mark the spot on the matrix where the Standard is addressed by a specific course.  By hovering on the specific X you will see what specific SLOs are used in this course to address this standard.  The listed syllabi on the horizontal axis and the listed standards on the vertical axis are hyperlinked to the appropriate document showing the details of these items.

                                Standards Table and Standards Matrix

G. Knowledge

1. Knows the principles and models of assessment, case conceptualization, theories of human development, and concepts of normalcy and psychopathology leading to diagnoses and appropriate counseling treatment plans.

2. Understands various models and approaches to clinical evaluation and their appropriate uses, including diagnostic interviews, mental status examinations, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessments.

3. Understands basic classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological medications so that appropriate referrals can be made for medication evaluations and so that the side effects of such medications can be identified.

4. Identifies standard screening and assessment instruments for substance use disorders and process addictions.

H. Skills and Practices

1. Selects appropriate comprehensive assessment interventions to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning, with an awareness of cultural bias in the implementation and interpretation of assessment protocols.

2. Demonstrates skill in conducting an intake interview, a mental status evaluation, a biopsychosocial history, a mental health history, and a psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management.

3. Screens for addiction, aggression, and danger to self and/or others, as well as co-occurring mental disorders.

4. Applies the assessment of a client’s stage of dependence, change, or recovery to determine the appropriate treatment modality and placement criteria within the continuum of care.