Student Learning Outcomes
Students in Gallaudet's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program will become professionals who:
- demonstrate knowledge and skills related to counseling needs of culturally and linguistically diverse deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing, including etiology, diagnosis (including co-occurring disorders), assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, and who can:
- employ developmentally and culturally appropriate prevention and intervention techniques within an accepted theoretical framework;
- develop effective treatment plans, manage multiple client loads, and work with managed care;
- effectively counsel individuals, small groups, couples, and families from diverse populations; and
- function as consultations and advocates in various mental health settings, including schools and community agencies.
- are able to communicate effectively with others, express themselves in writing, and can accurately interpret research and apply it to practice.
- show sensitivity, genuineness, and positive regard for others, practice high levels of self-awareness, and demonstrate a commitment to personal growth and on-going professional development.
- comprehend legal and ethical standards pertaining to mental health counselors and consistently integrate an ethical decision making model into their professional work.