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Seminar Clinical Mental Health


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Course level: Graduate

This course integrates mental health foundations with historical, philosophical and contextual dimensions of clinical mental health counseling practice, and reviews the trends in both the knowledge and skills necessary to practice clinical mental health counseling. Additionally, this course explores current national and local issues relevant to the practice of mental health counseling. Community resources and professional networks are explored as a means of demonstrating the integration of the profession in a social context. Issues surrounding the need for ongoing professional identity development, including membership in professional organizations, are examined as a strategy for counselor involvement in advocacy processes. Students will investigate professional roles, functions, and relationships with other human services providers. Additionally, application of counseling models for diverse needs and settings, including crisis and trauma, are investigated in-depth.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

History, Ethics, and Professional Identity in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Multicultural Competence and Advocacy

Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma Counseling

Counseling Models for Diverse Needs

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Settings and Counselor Self-Care

Research-Based Practice in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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