This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts of mental illness to facilitate their collaboration with multidisciplinary teams (including both health and mental health professionals) serving the mental health needs of faith-based communities. The course aims to do the following: (1) to provide students with a general awareness of the cultural and religious factors particular to faith communities they will serve (2) to provide students with an introduction to specific models of care they will need to serve individuals in mental health treatment contexts and (3) to teach students to recognize mental illness and when they need to make referrals to mental health professionals.
Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAC – Chaplaincy Elective
MAC – Islamic Chaplaincy Elective