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PSYC1201 – Introduction to Mental Health Behavioral Aide pdf

Credits: 4 (4/0/0)
Description: This course will provide students with resources to enter practice as a Mental Health Behavioral Aide II with a focus on children with mental illnesses. Students will achieve entry-level competencies in providing skill-building peer-to-peer or parent-child interactions, performing as a role-play partner, reinforcing children's accomplishments, generalizing skill-building activities in children's multiple natural settings, and developing redirection and de-escalation skills. The aide will perform these duties under the supervision of a mental health practitioner. This course is the same as HLTH 1201 and will be cross-listed. This course is not an MnTC Goal Area 5 course and may not be used as a replacement for a Goal Area 5 course. This course is designed for students enrolled in the Mental Health Behavioral Aide II certificate program.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Identify and understand the purpose of pharmacological interventions in children with mental illnesses.
  2. Identify and understand the purpose of treatment interventions in children with mental illnesses.
  3. Describe basic data practices and privacy issues as they relate to children with mental illnesses.
  4. Review therapeutic communication techniques for children with mental illnesses.
  5. Identify personal biases related to children and families with mental illnesses.
  6. Demonstrate increased self-awareness in working with children with mental illnesses.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of suicidal ideation and prevention in children with mental illnesses.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the aide's impact in working with a child in his or her home.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of skill-building in peer-to-peer and parent-child interactions.
  10. Review techniques for performing as a practice partner or role-play partner.
  11. Review strategies for redirecting and de-escalating at risk behavior.
  12. Identify and define causes of behavior.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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