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									        Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
                         G563

                             SYLLABUS

                        Fall Semester 2005
TITLE              Foundations of Mental Health Counseling – G563
                   Section 15604
                   3 credit hours

DAYS/TIME          Thursdays         8:00 am to 11:00 am

PLACE              Education 0020, Bloomington campus, IU

INSTRUCTOR         Armen Sarkissian, EdD HSPP
                   asarkiss@indiana.edu
                   asarkiss@the-center.org

                   812 337 2200

                   Office hours by appointment


INTRODUCTION

This course is designed to include and meet the requirements as set by
the Council for Counseling and related Educational Programs (CACREP),
regarding content of courses described as “Foundations of Mental Health
Counseling” and “Contextual Dimensions: Mental Health Counseling.” It
is also designed to meet the State of Indiana, Social Worker, Marriage
and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Board’s requirements
for the same courses. The course does not require a text, but requires
active participation in class discussions, since the course is conceived to
progress in a seminar style. The course also requires a project, which is
a Business Plan for a counseling related venture. The project may be
done individually or in groups of two.
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  SCHEDULE

DATE                      TOPICS

September 1, 2005         Introductions
Meeting One
                          Review course objectives

                          DISCUSS PROJECTS I

                          Historical, philosophical, societal, cultural, economic
                          and political dimensions of mental health counseling

                              Historical dimensions
                              Philosophical influences and differences
                              Political influences and differences
                              Societal influences and differences
                              Economic influences and differences

                          Ethical Standards ACA AMHCA APA NASW NBCC
                          Indiana Law

September 8, 2005         WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
Meeting Two
                          Looking to the future of mental health counseling

                          Guest Lecturer: Dennis Morrison, PhD, Chief
                          Executive Officer, Center for Behavioral Health

September 15, 2005        Roles, functions and professional identity of
Meeting Three             counselors
                           Community, organizational and private practice of
                             mental health counseling
                           Interdisciplinary issues
                           Expertise, effectiveness, training
                           Credentials and legal requirements of mental
                             health counseling in different parts of the country

                           Program Development and Service Delivery in
                           Community Counseling
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                           Indiana Law, CACREP, NBCC
                           ACA, AMHCA Continuing Education (CEU)

                           Guest Lecturer: Rev Linda Johnson, Episcopal
                           Chaplain to Indiana University and the Associate
                           Rector of Trinity Church

September 22, 2005        Intervention Planning
Meeting Four              Intake Interview
                          Mental Health History

                          Continuum of behavioral health programs, program
                          development and service delivery

                          Client characteristics in community counseling
                          services

                          Strategies for client advocacy in public policy and
                          government relations

                          DISCUSS PROJECTS – II
                              Business plans
                              Needs assessment
                              CPT Codes
                             
                          Guest lecturer: Suzanne Koesel, MSW LCSW, Director
                          of Operations, Center for Behavioral Health

                          Review articles on Confidentiality before next class

September 29, 2005        Promoting Client Understanding Of Community
Meeting Five              Resources And Accessing Resources
                              Entitlement programs
                              Agencies/Individuals who help with
                               entitlements
                              Self-help groups
                              Advocacy groups
                              State, governmental agencies


                          General Principles of Community Intervention:
                             Consultation
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                                  Education
                                  Outreach

                          Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
                          (HIPAA)

                          CONFIDENTIALITY

                          Clinical and financial record keeping:
                              Release of records;
                              Consent to treatment;
                              Evaluations;
                              Third parties;
                              Redisclosure;
                              Unintended breaches;
                              Indiana State Law;
                              Federal Law (CFR 42)

                          Guest lecturer: Cindy Houston, MEd CAGS LCSW
                          LMFT LMHC, Manager, Outpatient Services, Center
                          for Behavioral Health

                          Review articles on Niche Markets in maroon binder
                          before next class

October 6, 2005           Areas of expertise
Meeting Six                   Expertise with different populations
                              Expertise with different disorders
                              Expertise in specific treatments

                          Niche markets

                          Diversity in societal, cultural, demographic areas

                          Accountability and Accessibility

                          Treatment, therapy or healing?
                          Our own values

                          Guest Lecturer: Kathleen Boggess PhD, School
                          Counselor, MCCSC Bloomington High School North,
                          Counseling Department.
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                          Review articles on Ethics/Compliance before next
                          class

October 13, 2005          COMPLIANCE
Meeting Seven                Duties, duties, duties…
                             Ethical practice vs legal practice

                          ETHICS
                             Personal
                             Organizational

                          Ethical Dilemmas



October 20, 2005          Ethical Dilemmas - continued…
Meeting Eight
                          DISCUSS PROJECTS – III

                                  Business plans revisited
                                  Financial issues
                                  Expense/Revenue
                                  Collectibles
                                  Cost containment
                                  Depreciation
                                  Capital Expenditures

                          Guest Lecturer: Andrea Wohl, Counselor, DePauw
                          University Counseling Center. Trained in counseling
                          clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

                          Review articles on Risk Management before next
                          class

October 27, 2005          Empathy in Managed Care: Fact or Fiction?
Meeting Nine
                          “Risky Business”

                                  Managing risk
                                  Relating to the legal system
                                  Relating to CMS & OIG
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                                  Preparing for audits

                          Medicare and Medicaid

                          Guest Lecturer: Janet Stake, MS, Chair, Guidance
                          Department, Bloomington High School South

November 3, 2005          First class presentation of projects
Meeting Ten
                          Class participation:
                              Attendance counts
                              Feedback comments to presenters by class
                                members

November 10, 2005         Second class presentation of projects
Meeting Eleven
                          Class participation:
                              Attendance counts
                              Feedback comments to presenters by class
                                members


                          Review articles on Managed Care and Outcomes in
                          maroon binder for next class

November 17, 2005         Managing Managed care:
Meeting Twelve               Strategies;
                             Decision to join;
                             Forms, forms, forms;
                             Terminology;
                             Negotiating;
                             Relating to care managers

                          Quality Improvement

                          OUTCOMES
                          Empirically Validated Treatments

                          Guest lecturer: Julie Matthews, MA NCC LMHC,
                          Manager, SouthPoint Psychological Group

December 1, 2005          Third class presentations of Projects
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Meeting Thirteen
                          Class participation:
                              Attendance counts
                              Feedback comments to presenters by class
                                members

                          Course Evaluation
                          Complete Course Evaluation before December 15,
                          2005

December 8, 2005          Fourth class presentation of projects
Meeting Fourteen
                          Topics brought by class members for discussion.

                          Make up any unfinished or uncovered topics

                          Course Evaluation
                          Complete Course Evaluation before December 15,
                          2005

December 15, 2005         PROJECTS DUE
                          Last date to hand in projects



  (The schedule is a general guideline. All topics will be covered, but not
  necessarily on the date mentioned above)

								
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