Continuing Education (EDU)
EDU 701I | RECOVERY-ORIENTED CASE MANAGEMENT
This course will focus on the components and principles of Recovery Oriented Case Management. The course will examine the strength based, client centered advocacy and resiliency models in Recovery Oriented Case Management. The course will look at various systems of care including community, public and private mental health and social services including how they can support Recovery Oriented Case Management. The course will address how diversity, socio-economic status and poverty may affect and be affected by, the implementation of Recovery Oriented Case Management. The course will examine how marriage and family therapists in their clinical practice can use Recovery Oriented Case Management to more fully serve and benefit individuals, couples and families.
EDU 702I | COLLABORATIVE CARE
This course examines various models of collaborative care and the clinical competencies and skills MFT’s need to work successfully on collaborative care teams. This course will also examine the biopsychosocialspiritual aspects of illness and how MFT’s can assess and manage common mental health, psychosocial and health behavior issues in primary care settings and recovery oriented practice environments. Contextual issues such as race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion and socioeconomic status (SES) and how they inform collaborative care practices will also be discussed.
EDU 703I | INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, & COMMUNITY TRAUMA
This course is designed to introduce students to how trauma affects individuals, families and communities, including the nature of trauma (e.g., abuse, combat, natural disasters), grief reactions and traumatic stress. Also included in this class is an exploration of the therapist’s response to trauma, crisis intervention, comorbid disorders and general treatment issues. Students will review evidence-based practices in the trauma field. The instructor uses a culturally-informed perspective to teach the class.
EDU 704I | TREATMENT OF SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS
The purpose of this course is to teach MFT students effective strategies for the treatment of severe mental illness through a balanced exploration of current trends in treatment planning and delivery, research and outcomes, various theoretical perspectives and the specific needs of this unique population of clients. An emphasis will be placed on principles of mental health recovery-oriented care and methods of service delivery in recovery-oriented practice environments.
EDU X787H | FIRST & SECOND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (PREV#: EDU 558XB)
Candidates will gain an awareness of the structure and nature of language and the process of linguistic analysis, considering both English and other languages. Candidates will also become acquainted with linguistic concepts affecting pedagogical methods and language learning in the areas of morphology, phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics and sociolinguistics. This course is for teachers and prospective teachers in ESL/EFL, bilingual or structured immersion classes. It will be valuable for anyone working with non-native-English language learners in public or private K-12, adult education, community college, or university settings.