Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

Community Mental Health

Examines principles and skills required to work with adults, youth and families with a diagnosis of serious mental illness using a recovery-oriented paradigm. Specific approaches for engagement, assessment, treatment planning and case management are addressed for meeting needs of consumers with persistent mental illness, trauma histories and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Students will learn how to engage in collaborative treatment, being a member of a multidisciplinary team with various systems of care; including community behavioral health; alcohol and drug service providers; human service agencies; law enforcement/criminal justice; primary care and academic/vocational services. Additional topics of illness prevention, health promotion, human diversity and legal/ethical concerns will be highlighted throughout the course. Prerequisite: PSYCH 321.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2019