Advanced Integrated Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups

This clinical course furthers generalist practice with experience in the use of evidence-based and evidence-informed practice that responds to major mental health concerns. A focus will be developing competence in the effective use of self in applying brief treatment modalities that include skills in working with the change process, crisis intervention, interpersonal therapy, and solution-oriented approaches. An introduction to working with clients who have experienced trauma will include the fundamentals of cognitive behavioral models to support the use of advanced clinical skills. Students will develop client service plans based on the selection of appropriate theories, intervention models, and evidence-informed interventions, including psychoeducation. Students will gain experience as reflective and collaborative practitioners utilizing a practice orientation that attends to human rights and social justice for diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.