8:00 TO 9:50 a. m. Monday through Thursday
Graduates demonstrate the ability to:
Objective B-1 (P.O. )
Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to practice without discrimination and with respect, knowledge and skills related to client’s age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, material status, national origin, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation.
Objective B- 2 (P.O. )
Students will be able to identify the forms and mechanisms of historical and current discrimination and oppression and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice.
1.) define the mental health delivery system
2.) discuss the historical evolution of mental health services with attention on human diversity issues and the use of institutionalization as a means of oppression.
3.) analyze the impact of mental illness on special populations, families, communities and society
4.) identify key features of the mental health system in Texas
5.) apply the strengths perspective to understanding mental illness
6.) reduce stigma surrounding mental illness in our society
At the end of the course the students should be able to:
1.) discuss how services are provided to people with mental illness in the least restricted environment
2.) discuss the history of mental health policy in the United States
3.) give an overview of mental health services in the community such as Assertive Community Treatment, Case management, Supportive Housing, and Psycho- Social Rehabilitation
4.) demonstrate a knowledge of how mental illness and mental health policy impacts individuals, families, communities, and society
5.) demonstrate an understanding of client empowerment by utilizing the strengths perspective
6.) discuss how society views people with mental illness and how this view impacts the mental health delivery system
MEASUREMENT OF OUTCOMES:
There will be four exams. The tests will be based upon the assigned readings, lectures, speakers, videos and class discussions. At the discretion of the instructor, there maybe pop quizzes. A grade of a "C" or better indicates the student has completed the educational objectives.
GRADE POINT SCORE SYSTEM:
Exam I = 100 points 400--360=A
Exam II = 100 points 359--319=B
Exam III = 100 points 318--278=C
Exam IV = 100 points 277--237=D
Total Points= 400 points 236--0= F
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION: Methods may include lectures, discussions, guest speakers, small group presentations and videos. Classroom participation is encouraged.
Attendance is critical to the accomplishment of the learning objectives. More than three unexcused absences may result in the student being administratively dropped from the class roll. Excused absences will be evaluated by the instructor. After five absences the Dean of students will be notified. The student will either be dropped from the class or lose twenty points per absence after the fifth absence.
The instructor supports the Midwestern State University policy regarding students with disabilities provided the instructor is aware of the situation. Any student with disability that interferes in their ability to participate in the provided classroom experience is requested to bring the situation to the attention of the instructor and/or the Counseling Center. Confidentiality will be upheld.
Students are expected to do the assigned readings in preparation for each class. Only in that way will the student be prepared adequately to participate in active listening and in discussion.
There will be no make-up exams unless the student provides a written medical or other significant excuse. A student leaving the classroom for any reason during an exam, will turn in the exam as On Scantron sheets mark hard and erase well as there will be ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES after exams are scored.
For more that five absences, the student will lose twenty points per day.THERE ARE NO EXCUSED ABSENCES IN THIS CLASS. After 3 absences a student alert is sent to the Dean of Students and the student maybe dropped from class or loses points.
Good Attendance maybe rewarded with extra points!
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:
When the professor starts speaking, the class members will become quiet. Rude or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. With the exception of an occasional tardy arrival to class students are expected to be in class and on time. Anyone arriving to class after attendance has been taken, will be counted as absent. Students shall not arrive to class late on days when there are invited speakers.
Students are expected to abide by the N.A.S.W. professional code of ethics and behave in a respectful manner to fellow students and faculty. Students behaviors may be discussed among social work faculty and the coordinator of the social work program.
A student maybe dropped from class with an "F" if the student's behavior is disruptive in class.