Develop a full scope of understanding of different philosophies, theories and procedures in the field of psychotherapy.
Exposure to various theoretical orientations and forms of therapy specific to children and families in an attempt to influence the child/family to make changes in the areas of cognition, emotion and overt behavior.
Develop knowledge and skills for the process of participating in the therapeutic support work with parent(s)/caregiver(s) in individual and group psychotherapy.
Develop directive and non-directive play therapy techniques.
Develop assessment, diagnostic, and treatment intervention skills.
Gain knowledge and understanding of an ethical and legal practice.
Develop skills in culturally sensitive assessment and intervention.
Practice application of critical and reflective thinking processes.
Expose students to community based non-profit service delivery.
Gain knowledge and understanding of county funded mental health services.
Self refer for mental health or housing services here.