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Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Forensic Mental Health Counseling

OutCOMES

  1. Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the historical and clinical aspects of violence risk assessment and risk management.

  2. Students will identify and describe practices and procedures used when evaluating for a violence risk assessment.

  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the goals of assessment, prediction and treatment of criminal and violent behaviors.

  4. Students will recognize the need for gender–responsive assessment and treatment and identify appropriate interventions for adults and juveniles.

  5. Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding about the dynamics, assessment and treatment of intimate partner violence and sexual offending.

  6. Students will identify risk factors leading to sexual offending and identify current challenges and contemporary approaches to treatment. 

  7. Students will recognize the need for neuropsychiatry in forensic settings and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding about the neuropsychiatric syndromes that can complicate the treatment of clients.

  8. Students will describe psychopathological behaviors, risk assessment procedures and the treatment options for psychopathic individuals who are incarcerated offenders.

  9. Students will identify and describe the treatment and management of violence and criminal risk among mentally ill offenders.

  10. Students will develop a basic foundation for developing a more objective and, ultimately, a more therapeutic stance when treating offenders who have committed egregious crimes.

  11. Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the prevalence, etiology, and treatment of youthful offenders, including youth who are considered “cross-over” or dual-jurisdiction.

  12. Students will identify the various types of risk assessment and tools for assessing antisocial behavior and violence among youthful populations.

  13. Students will identify strategies for reducing risk for violence and aggression in youth, and to some extent, apply evidence based treatment and ecological modalities for the offender and their family.

  14. Students will demonstrate an understanding regarding the complexities of working with sexually abusive youth.

  15. Students will identify appropriate assessment and management of stalking behavior by juveniles.

  16. Students will demonstrate an appreciation of the legal and ethical issues involved for crime victims.