Counseling, Prevention, & Intervention

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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

C. Knowledge

1. Describes the principles of mental health, including prevention, intervention, consultation, education, and advocacy, as well as the operation of programs and networks that promote mental health in a multicultural society.

2. Knows the etiology, the diagnostic process and nomenclature, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

3. Knows the models, methods, and principles of program development and service delivery (e.g., support groups, peer facilitation training, parent education, selfhelp).

4. Knows the disease concept and etiology of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

5. Understands the range of mental health service delivery—such as inpatient, outpatient, partial treatment and aftercare—and the clinical mental health counseling services network.

6. Understands the principles of crisis intervention for people during crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events.

7. Knows the principles, models, and documentation formats of biopsychosocial case conceptualization and treatment planning.

8. Recognizes the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

9. Understands professional issues relevant to the practice of clinical mental health counseling.

D. Skills and Practices

1. Uses the principles and practices of diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders to initiate, maintain, and terminate counseling.

2. Applies multicultural competencies to clinical mental health counseling involving case conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

3. Promotes optimal human development, wellness, and mental health through prevention, education, and advocacy activities.

4. Applies effective strategies to promote client understanding of and access to a variety of community resources.

5. Demonstrates appropriate use of culturally responsive individual, couple, family, group, and systems modalities for initiating, maintaining, and terminating counseling.

6. Demonstrates the ability to use procedures for assessing and managing suicide risk.

7. Applies current record-keeping standards related to clinical mental health counseling.

8. Provides appropriate counseling strategies when working with clients with addiction and co-occurring disorders.

9. Demonstrates the ability to recognize his or her own limitations as a clinical mental health counselor and to seek supervision or refer clients when appropriate.