Jun 12, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HMSV 3600 - Assessment and Intervention

3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

This core course expands on Interviewing Techniques and further provides practical experience in assessment skills and intervention strategies. The course approaches clients in context as members of families, schools and other groups. Special focus is given to (1) understanding family systems theory and how it can be applied to interventions with families and within schools and agencies; (2) developing a working understanding of the DSM classification system for mental disorders, including the ethical issues involved in diagnosing and choosing treatments for clients; (3) designing behavioral interventions; and (4) applying a culturally sensitive perspective to working with clients. Repeated presentations of case studies will give students an appreciation of the experience of working with ongoing cases.

Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 , HMSV 2500 , PSY 1200 , PSY 2350 .

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