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Mental Health/Addiction Studies/ Developmental Disabilities (MHAD)

MHAD 1111 Introduction to Social Work & Mental Health (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the field of human services and the study of social work including its history and fields of practice. This course includes an introduction to the various practice settings, roles of the social worker and social work assistant, NASW code of ethics as well as the knowledge base and skills required to be a culturally competent, critical thinker within generalist social work practice. Students will also explore the spectrum of human service agencies in the community and the role of social and economic justice in serving a diverse cross section of at-risk, oppressed and vulnerable societal groups. Special emphasis on mental health disorders will be included. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100       Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 1112 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course provides the student with an overview of the developmental disability field as it relates to current and historical issues impacting persons with disabilities and the service delivery system. Students will gain knowledge of definitions, causes and characteristics of a variety of developmental disabilities as well as the services available. Principles of self-determination, behavior supports, teaching and supporting strategies and community connections will be discussed. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100       Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 1114 Introduction to Addiction Studies (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This introductory course provides an overview of the addiction services field including drugs of abuse, addictive disorders, evaluation, individual and group treatment approaches, service coordination, professionalism and ethics. This course meets the chemical dependency specific content required by the Ohio Dependency Professional Board for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Certification. It can be taken as a part of the associate degree program or alone for certification. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100 or permission of the Addiction Studies lead instructor
Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 1115 Introductory Helping Skills (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This introductory course assists students in developing rapport building, basic interviewing and active listening skills. Through role-play simulations and self-evaluation opportunities, students enhance their engagement skills. Simulated interactions and multi-media productions allow students to practice behavioral writing and progress notes utilizing a variety of documentation requirements, formats and styles. State, federal and HIPPA guidelines are reviewed. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100       Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 1120 Service Delivery & Ethics in Human Services/Social Work (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course prepares students for their practicum experiences by reviewing clinical expectations, supervision, professionalism and ethics. Practicum sites where social work, mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction treatment services are provided and discussed. Students sign a confidentiality pledge and a professional commitment document. Students complete required documentation for practicum. Licensure requirements are reviewed. This course must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MHAD 1111, MHAD 1112, MHAD 1114, MHAD 1115, ENGL 1100, COLS 1100
Lab fee: $4.00

MHAD 1135 Intervention Strategies (A, SP, SU) (Modules A & B included)

3 credits
This course focuses on understanding individual behavior. Topics include building healthy relationships, proactive interaction, the crisis cycle, effects of trauma, trauma informed care, success plans, teaching healthy choices and the stages of change. Students will learn skills and strategies for de-escalating, resolving, and preventing conflict, aggression and violence. Pharmacological interventions including the conditions for which they are prescribed, their physiological impact, and the common side effects of psychotropic medications will be addressed. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MHAD 1111, MHAD 1112, MHAD 1114, MHAD 1115, ENGL 1100, COLS 1100
Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 1135 Module A Intervention Strategies (On Demand)

2 credits
This course focuses on understanding individual behavior. Topics include building healthy relationships, proactive interaction, the crisis cycle, effects of trauma, trauma informed care, success plans, teaching healthy choices and the stages of change. Students will learn skills and strategies for de-escalating, resolving, and preventing conflict, aggression and violence. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher. Certificate Course:  Instructor permission required
Lecture: 2 hours        Lab fee: $4.00

MHAD 1135 Module B Intervention Strategies (On Demand)

1 credit
This course focuses on pharmacological interventions including the conditions for which they are prescribed, their physiological impact, and the common side effects of psychotropic medications.. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher. Certificate course: Instructor permission required
Lecture: 1 hour        Lab fee: $4.00

MHAD 1140 Family & Aging Services (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course provides an overview of family dynamics in both traditional and nontraditional families. The impact of and resources available to family members of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health and/or addictive disorders are explored. In addition, this course provides the student with an overview of the aging process. Gerontological challenges, needs and resources for the growing number of individuals in later life and their family members are discussed. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MHAD 1111, MHAD 1112, MHAD 1114, MHAD 1115, ENGL 1100, COLS 1100
Lab fee: $4.00

MHAD 2194 SPT: MH/AS/DD (A, SP, SU)

1-4 credits
These courses are designed to meet specific needs of students who wish to pursue additional training in the MH/AS/DD field. Typical subject areas include theory and skills in helping individuals who have substance use, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders, or persons with developmental disabilities. Students enroll in these courses with permission of faculty. These courses must be completed with grade of “C” or higher. Courses may include content required during transition from quarters to semesters.
Lecture: Varies        Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 2234 Therapeutic Laughter (SP)

2 credits
This technical elective course focuses on the benefits of humor and laughter as an adjunctive approach to working with individuals throughout the human services spectrum. Planning and facilitating  community based “laughter sessions” are   required components of this course. Successful completion of this course meets the academic and experiential requirements for the Certified Laughter Leader set by the World Laughter Tour. This course can be taken as one of the MHAD technical electives or can be taken as a stand-alone course by any college student.
Lecture: 2 hours        Lab fee: $8.00

MHAD 2241 Advanced Helping Skills (A, SP)

3 credits
This course focuses on various aspects of effective helping through the professional relationship with clients who have developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, have addiction issues or those who are seeking supportive services. Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based treatment approaches are utilized throughout this course. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MHAD 1120
Corequisites: MHAD 2861, MHAD 2901       Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 2251 Social Welfare & Policy (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course examines the history and structure of social welfare institutions in the United States. Students will examine a variety of social problems which include those who are impacted by poverty, oppression and discrimination and will explore their own values and beliefs related to social issues. Specific areas to be explored include homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, health care access, abuse and aging. The student gains an understanding of the change process on a micro, mezzo, and macro level as related to at-risk and vulnerable populations. This course must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENGL 1100, PSY 1100           Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 2861 Fundamentals MH/AS/DD (A, SP)

4 credits
This course provides the knowledge and skills that are the foundation for working in the Human Services field. It covers observation, data gathering, bio-psycho-social assessment, person-centered/individualized treatment planning and documentation. The 12 core functions of an addictions counselor are also interwoven throughout the course. Services that promote self-determination and utilization of community supports are emphasized. This course integrates classroom learning with practicum objectives. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MHAD 1120
Corequisites: MHAD 2901, MHAD 2241     Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 2862 Treatment Approach MH/AS/DD (A, SP)

4 credits
This course provides the advanced student with greater opportunity to explore and enhance skills necessary to effectively work with individuals, family members and groups. Content includes individual, group, and family-related treatment services, case management/service coordination, stage-wise treatment approaches, community integration, supported living, supported employment, recovery management, and trauma informed care. This course integrates class content with practicum objectives. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisites: MHAD 2861, MHAD 2901, MHAD 2241
Corequisite: MHAD 2922        Lab fee: $5.00

MHAD 2901 Practicum & Seminar I in MH/AS/DD (A, SP)

4 credits
Students participate in a 210-hour supervised practicum experience in a community agency where utilization and practice of the knowledge and skills in the corresponding course are required. Students participate in a
2-hour per week seminar experience for additional personal/professional support, supervision, feedback and exploration of field-related experiences. The opportunity to enhance/augment knowledge and skills related to specific client populations is available. Confidentiality, professionalism and ethical principles, self awareness and critical thinking skills conduct are emphasized. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher. Each component, the practicum and the seminar, must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Seminar: 2 hours - Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisite: MHAD 1120
Corequisites: MHAD 2861, MHAD 2241       Lab fee: $23.00

MHAD 2922 Practicum & Seminar II in MH/AS/DD (A, SP)

4 credits
Students participate in a 210-hour supervised practicum experience in a community agency in their program of study (MH/AS/DD) where utilization and practice of the knowledge, skills and intervention techniques in the corresponding course are required. Practicum includes a service learning component. Students participate in a 2-hour per week seminar experience for additional personal/professional support, supervision, feedback and exploration of field-related experiences. Evidence-based practices are emphasized. The opportunity to enhance/augment knowledge and skills related to specific client population is available. Confidentiality, professionalism, ethical principles, self-awareness, critical thinking skills, advocacy and engagement skills that advance social and economic justice are included This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher. Each component, the practicum and the seminar, must be completed with grade of “C” or higher.
Seminar: 2 hours - Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisites: MHAD 2861, MHAD 2901, MHAD 2241
Corequisite: MHAD 2862        Lab fee: $23.00

MHAD 2933 MHAD Special Practicum & Seminar in MH, AS, or DD (On Demand)

3-4 credits
Students participate in a 150 to 210-hour practicum experience in a community agency in their program of study (MH, AS or DD) where utilization and practice of the knowledge and skills are required. Students demonstrate professional conduct and appropriate work habits. In addition, students participate in a 2-hour a week seminar experience for additional personal/professional support, supervision, feedback and exploration of field-related experiences. The opportunity to enhance/augment knowledge and skills related to specific client population is available. Confidentiality, professionalism, ethical principles and conduct are emphasized. Students enroll in this course with permission of faculty. This course must be completed with grade of “C” or higher. Each component, the practicum and the seminar, must be completed with grade of “C” or higher. Seminar: 2 hours - Practicum: 10-14 hours
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required       Lab fee: $23.00