This course concentrates on the various screening and assessment tools available to the counselor. Although diagnosing a client is reserved for Master and Doctoral level clinicians, students will gain a working knowledge of the DSM IV classifications and multi axial assessment to enable the student to participate in the clinical staffing process. Students will learn to develop individualized treatment plans. Participants will be permitted to focus upon the criteria and disorders commonly associated with the student’s intended field of counseling. Delivered as a hybrid course.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Human Service (HSV 100); Models and Methods (HSV 220); Theoretical Base of Counseling (HSV 305), and Clinical Counseling Skills (HSV 310).
HSV 430 Assessment and Treatment Planning