BHAV 332: Behavioral Health Systems of Care

Credits 5
Quarter Offered

This course reviews and prepares students to practice within the systems which provide prevention, intervention, and treatment for mental health issues in clinical mental health settings. This course surveys behavioral healthcare systems, with emphases on local, outpatient, and publicly-funded care. This class may include students from multiple sections.

Must be seeking a Bachelor of Applied Science in Behavioral Healthcare degree to enroll. If interested, visit


Admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science-Behavioral Healthcare program.

  1. Identify and explain the range of privately- and publicly-funded local behavioral health care systems, including outpatient, crisis care, and impatient services.
  2. Outline community resources in order to recommend local urgent, hospital, and primary care medical services
  3. Connect clients with appropriate professional services based on their degree of risk for suicide.
  4. Assess the impact of governmental influences on behavioral healthcare, such as funding, public safety, access to treatment, criminal prosecution and/or involuntary treatment.
  5. Detail the eligibility criteria and application process for publicly-funded, outpatient behavioral healthcare
  6. Compare and contrast the responsibilities of primary care medicine and behavioral healthcare.
  7. Analyze the appropriateness of different treatment options