PSY3310 Concepts in Mental Health Illness

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Celeste Bryson

Course Description:

The mental health field utilizes many models and concepts in service delivery. The course will cover several topics to assist in explaining mental health models and concepts such as psychodynamic principles, cognitive-behavioral models, prevention models, treatment models, medical and biopsychosocial models, and multidiscilinary models. The course will emphasize on understanding mental health care delivery and service systems.

How This Course Benefits Students:

A focus on adapting major concepts of mental health to the practice of mental health treatment is a goal for students. Students will gain an understanding of the multidisciplinary approach within a therapeutic environment. Students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of other participants of the mental health care system.

Why This Course Is Important:

Students will be able to effectively walk in their missional calling when they gain knowledge of effective interventions for those with mental health issues. The impact of effective mental health treatment of individuals and communities will lead to positive social change.