Course: EPC 673MF. Trauma-Informed Community Mental Health (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Theories and skills required in contemporary community mental health settings, including recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, disaster and trauma response, services for victims of abuse and the homeless, foster care, case management, client advocacy, in-home and in-school services, bilingual client services, collaborating with other professionals, medical family therapy, and local community service resources. Emphasis placed on trauma-informed, evidence-based practices. Provides a practical overview of public and private systems of care and opportunities to meet with the severely mentally ill and their families.