Montgomery College 2021-2022 Catalog 
    May 27, 2022  
Montgomery College 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MHLT 200 - Practicum I, Fieldwork in Mental Health/Human Services

(TP/SS only)

Provides a continuous fieldwork experience in mental health/human services field. Students are assigned to interview with a community human services facility for their placement prior to the start of the course. Practical application of professional and therapeutic skills. Expand on foundational knowledge to hone foundational skills needed to work effectively with clients. Develop skills to develop rapport with supervisor, through weekly one-on-one supervision where you review caseload, and any concerns.  Students apply skills learned to demonstrate proficiency in ethical standards of MHLT workers and how impactful ethics are in their field.  Students demonstrate their multicultural competencies in the field placement. Students apply profession knowledge needed to comport themselves professionally, communicate professionally, and exemplify good boundary setting skills. Students will write a paper that describes the formal and informal structure of the practicum site, and the personal self-awareness. The student will present the paper with a PPT presentation. The seminar on campus provides an opportunity for the students to discuss concepts of working in a helping relationship; to verbalize and to learn to handle their feelings about the work experience; and to continue build on the study and applications of human services worker skills, such analyzing and producing a case study with operational goals, interviewing, various theoretical techniques, critical thinking skills, group activities, counseling, and staff relationships.  Practice, under supervision, with various client and staff in the fieldwork/practicum. Each student will be expected to find an area of special interest and to gain some expertise in it through more practice and experience. PREREQUISITE(S): MHLT 101 , MHLT 102 , MHLT 112 , and MHLT 213 . Consent of department required. Course may not be repeated more than two times. Two-hour seminar each week, 200 hours fieldwork each semester. Formerly MH 200.

6 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Personify professional decorum and attire consistent with MHLT/Human Service Workers.
  • Operate with the highest standards of ethical principles, multicultural sensitivity, and professional decorum that indicates a robust understanding of these critical principles.
  • Exhibit professionalism through accountability, teamwork, and working for the common good of the client and staff.
  • Effectively construct research, and develop supportable analysis in written assignments, using APA 6th edition format.
  • Apply non-verbal communication skills to fieldwork. assignments, and  field placements.
  • Demonstrate through critical analysis, your ethical constructs, both personally, and professionally, through an academic capstone paper, and service delivery in the practicum.
  • Use inference, analysis, and interpretation to arrive at reasoned and supportable conclusions.

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