Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


(TP/SS only) CE

Provides a continuous fieldwork experience in mental health and other human services. Students are assigned to a community human services facility. Their participation is supervised by the instructor and appropriate personnel at the facility. 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 the study and applications of human services worker skills, such as case study methods, testing procedures, interviewing, behavior modification, communication problems, group activities, counseling, and staff relations. In the second semester, training will continue as in the first semester, but with increasing responsibility. Students will be working at a more sophisticated level, using more independent judgment and discrimination. Practice, using group process skills both as leader and group member in various client and staff relations, will be added to fieldwork. 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  and MHLT 112 . 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:

  • Apply skills learned from fieldwork assignment and communicate effectively through verbal and written language.
  • Identify and explain non-verbal communication skills and apply the skills in the fieldwork.
  • Demonstrate advanced level field work, using group process skills both as leaders and group members in various client and staff relations.
  • Use inference, analysis, and interpretation to arrive at reasoned and supportable conclusions.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills applicable to related group activities skills.
  • Use computer technology and software to produce documentation for various academic and professional settings.


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