Select Appropriate Comprehensive Assessment Interventions to Assist in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, with an Awareness of Cultural Bias in the Implementation and Interpretation of Assessment Protocols
Demonstrate Skill in Conducting an Intake Interview, a Mental Status Evaluation, a Biopsychosocial History, a Mental Health History, and a Psychological Assessment for Treatment Planning and Caseload Management
Screen for Addiction, Aggression, and Danger to Self and/or Others, as Well as Co-Occurring Mental Disorders
Interviewing and Questioning Skills Relevant to Information Gathering
Identify Appropriate Information Gathering Devices Such as Tests, Inventories, Questionnaires, etc.
Able to Interpret Test Results and Integrate Results into Counseling in a Meaningful Way
Apply Assessment of a Client's Stage of Dependence, Change or Recovery to Determine the Appropriate Treatment Modality and Placement Criteria Within the Continuum of Care
Write Clear and Complete Case Histories
DSM-V as a Means of Diagnosis
Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice and Psychotherapy Research Methods
Knowledge of the Bio-Psycho-Social Functions that Contribute to Mental Health
Provide Support to Client's Family
Develop and Conduct Psychoeducational Classes and Groups
Guide Clients Through Transitional Crises Such as Divorce or Death
Able to Apply and Adhere to Ethical and Legal Standards in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Apply Knowledge of Public Mental Health Policy, Financing, and Regulatory Processes to Improve Service Delivery Opportunities in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Instructs and Counsels Clients and Their Families Regarding Compliance with Prescribed Therapeutic Regimens and Adherence to Prescribed Medication Regimens, Within the Scope of Practice
Complete Effective Discharge and Follow-Up Plans
Conceptualize Clients and Problems from Within a A Theoretical Rationale
Provide a Theoretical Rationale for the Selection and use of Counseling Techniques
Awareness and Respect for Multicultural Issues and Their Effects on the Client and Conseling
Maintain Confidentiality of Records and Information
Develop a Positive Relationship with Clients Through the use of Empathy, Attending, Reflection of Feeling, Immediacy, Genuineness, Concreteness, and Positive Regard
Create a Therapeutic Environment that is Safe, Non-defensive, Supportive, Respectful and Caring
Assist in Developing new Perspectives Through the use of Interpretation, Confrontation, and Cognitive Restructuring.
Develop Effective, Mutually Agreed Upon Treatment Plans
Give Effective Case Presentations
Write Accurate and Complete Case Notes and Complete them in a Timely Manner
Recognize Limitations and Makes Appropriate Referrals When Necessary
Individual Counseling
Family Counseling
Group Counseling