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330.874.11 SS/R: IDENTIFYING, DISCUSSING, AND DEBATING UNRESOLVED NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH POLICY ISSUES

Cancelled

Department: Mental Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Acquaints students with the actual national mental health policy issues currently confronting us and the key frameworks that are used to analyze them. Students choose and prioritize four of these issues for more detailed examination. Students then examine three of these issues in depth, including causes, effects, interactions with other issues, feasible solutions, likely solutions, and prognoses. Finally, students debate and propose feasible solutions for the fourth issue. In this debate, different sets of students take the role of government, the provider community, consumers, family members, and members of the community at large. The debate concludes when a solution is achieved. Students then reflect on the policy process itself.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the current major national mental health policy issues currently confronting the United States
Construct an analysis of a mental health policy issue from causes to likely solutions and prognoses
Describe key positions in a mental health policy debate, and strategies and tactics that can be used to move the issue toward a likely solution

Methods of Assessment: Students are evaluated on their mastery of mental health policy issues, analytical strategies that can be applied to these issues, and the major points of view that are reflected in related policy debates.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 15
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

At least one previous course in the field of mental health or related disciplines

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail