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Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Contemporary Issues



February 2019 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling presents a broad overview of the field of clinical mental health and provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully put theory into practice in real-world settings. Authors Joshua C. Watson and Michael K. Schmit provide an overview of the foundations of clinical mental health counseling paired with emerging trends and population-specific considerations. The text introduces students to emerging paradigms in the field such as mindfulness, behavioral medicine, neuroscience, recovery-oriented care, provider care, person-centered treatment planning, and holistic wellness, while emphasizing the importance of selecting evidence-based practices appropriate for specific clients, issues, and settings. Considerations of real-world topics prepare counselors to work with third-party managed care companies, participate in multidisciplinary treatment and community-based care teams, and positions students to serve as effective advocates for their clients and the communities in which they live and work. Aligned with 2016 CACREP standards and offering practical activities and case examples, this text will prepare future counselors for the realities of clinical practice.

 
Section I: Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
 
Chapter 1: Becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor: Professional Identity Issues
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Defined  
Origins of Clinical Mental Health Counseling  
Educational Requirements for CMH Counselors  
Mental Health Counselor Credentialing  
CMHCs and Other Mental Health Providers  
Workplace Settings for Clinical Mental Health Counselors  
Professional Identity  
Professional Advocacy  
 
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counseling: Past, Present, and Future  
Early Pioneers in the Profession  
Influential Professional Organizations and Associations  
The Counseling Profession Today  
Emerging Professional Trends  
 
Chapter 3: Contemporary Theories and Models of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral-Based Models  
The Biopsychosocial Model  
Collaborative (Integrated) Care Models  
The Population-Based Prevention Approach  
The Recovery Model  
 
Chapter 4: Policies, Laws, and Regulatory Issues Relevant to the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Policies, Laws, and Regulations  
Professional Identity  
Mental Health Parity  
Licensure Portability  
Working with Military Personnel  
Employment within the Department of Veteran’s Affairs  
Medicare Reimbursement for Licensed Professional Counselors  
Becoming Involved – Advocating for the Profession  
 
Chapter 5: Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Settings
Codes of Ethics  
Ethical Decision Making Model  
Common Current Ethical Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  
 
Chapter 6: Documentation and Record Keeping in Clinical Settings
Purpose and Role of Clinical Documentation  
Types of Documentation Found in Clinical Records  
Elements of Good Clinical Documentation  
Maintain and Securing Clinical Records and Documentation  
Electronic Digital Record Keeping  
 
Chapter 7: Working With Managed Care and Third Party Reimbursement Agencies
HMOs, PPOs, EPOs and POS Plans  
Clinical Mental Health Counselors and Provider Panel Status  
Selecting Covered Treatment Approaches  
Filing Claims and Documenting Treatment Efforts  
Managed Care Disputes and Appeals Process  
Rochelle Cade
Chapter 8: Models of Clinical Supervision
Nature and Purpose of Clinical Supervision  
Supervision Models, Practices, and Processes  
Qualities of Effective Supervisors  
Supervision Techniques and Interventions  
Technology-Assisted Supervision  
Risks and complications of technology enhanced supervision  
 
Section II: Current and Emerging Trends in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
 
Chapter 9: Incorporating Evidence-Based Practices in the Treatment of Mental Disorders
Definition of Evidence-Based Practice  
Importance of Evidence-Based Practice to Contemporary Counseling Practice  
Identifying ESTs Supporting Evidence-Based Practice  
Evaluation Standards  
Implementing ESTs in Clinical Settings  
Identifying ESTs Currently Practiced in Clinical Mental Health Settings  
 
Chapter 10: Behavioral Medicine: A Holistic Look at Health and Illness
The Behavioral Medicine Approach  
Managing Mental and Behavioral Issues in Medical Clients  
Communicating with Clients and Providers  
Conducting Client Interviews  
Motivating Behavior Change in Medical Clients  
 
Chapter 11: Psychopharmacology for the Non-Medical Mental Health Professional
How the Brain Works: Nerve Cells and Neurotransmitters  
The Chemical Neurotransmission Process  
Pharmacokinetics: Introducing Drugs into the Body  
Pharmacodynamics: How Drugs Affect the Body  
Psychotropic Drugs and Mental Illness  
Talking Medication with Clients  
Talking Medication with Other Treatment Providers  
 
Chapter 12: Neuroscience and the Brain: What Mental Counselors Need to Know
Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis  
The Neuroscience of Wellness and its Imperative as the Behavioral Foundation for Positive Neuroplasticity  
Working with Clients to Develop an Effective Wellness Plan: A Brief Overview  
 
Chapter 13: Traumatology, Bereavement, and Crisis Intervention
The Impact of Crises on Individuals with Mental Health Diagnoses  
Trauma-Informed Counseling Models  
Counseling Survivors from Intervention through Recovery  
The Impact of Disasters on Individuals and Communities  
Effective Counseling Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions  
 
Chapter 14: Clinically-based Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
Assessment in Clinical Mental Health Settings  
Formal and Informal Assessment Strategies  
Common Tests, Assessments, and Rating Scales Used By Clinical Mental Health Counselor  
Diagnosing Clients Using Current Diagnostic Systems  
Integrating Assessment Data Into the Treatment Planning Process  
 
Chapter 15: Strategies for Working With Specific Client Populations
Children and Adolescent Clients  
Active and Veteran Military Personnel and Their Families  
Clients of Color  
Adjudicated, Involuntary, and Incarcerated Clients  
Aging Clients  
Immigrant Clients  
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Clients  
Clients in Rural Settings  

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