Feb 23, 2024
MHLT 201 - Practicum II, Fieldwork in Mental Health/Human Services
Provides a continuous fieldwork experience in the mental health (MHLT)/human services (HS) field. Students are assigned to interview with a community human services facility for their placement prior to the start of the course. In this second practicum, training will build on the first semester, with increasing responsibility, and accountability for skills learned in previous practicum. Students are supervised by the instructor and identified supervisor at the practicum. Students apply skills learned to demonstrate proficiency of ethical standards of MHLT/ HS workers, and how impactful ethics are in the MHLT/HS field. Students will critically analysis and demonstrate ethical constructs, both personally, and professionally, through an academic capstone paper. 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. 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 manage triggers from about the work experience; and to continue build on the study and applications of MHLT/HS worker skills. These skills include; analyzing and producing a case study with operational goals, interviewing, various theoretical techniques, critical thinking skills, group activities, counseling, and staff relationships. Practice MHLT/HS skills, under supervision, with various client and staff in the fieldwork/practicum, expanding an identified area of special interest and to gain expertise through experiential learning. PREREQUISITE(S): MHLT 200. Consent of department required. Two-hour seminar each week, and 200 hours of fieldwork.
6 semester hours
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.
- Obtain the skills to either continue education or seek employment upon graduation.
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