Behavioral Healthcare (BHAV, Bachelor of Applied Science)

Bachelor's Degree

Courses

BHAV 320: Social and Cultural Diversity in Behavioral Health

Credits 5

This course examines how cultural, biological, and social diversity affect thought and behavior. It presents current theories and practices for working with diverse populations in the behavioral health field and fosters the understanding and application of cultural diversity, cultural competency, self-awareness, social justice, and advocacy. 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 pencol.edu/bas

BHAV 321: Overview of Behavioral Health Disorders

Credits 5

This course offers students the opportunity to learn about various aspects of common behavioral health disorders. Students will develop the ability to identify behavioral health issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, childhood disorders and other disorders within the DSM-5-TR. This course will examine the relationship between knowledge and skills necessary to conduct systematic and culturally sensitive assessments, intervention and treatment recommendations. Reviewing evidence-based interventions, students survey the range of effective and promising treatments for common mental health disorders. 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 pencol.edu/bas

BHAV 330: Counseling Ethics and Scope of Practice

Credits 5

This course provides a broad understanding of ethics, legal standards, and professional responsibilities in behavioral health with an emphasis on counseling ethics. Students explore behavioral health professionals' responsibilities to themselves, clients, colleagues, and society. Facilitates an understanding of ethical standards and ethical decision-making, professional boundaries, confidentiality, and federal and state laws pertaining to specific populations and situations in the behavioral health field. 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 pencol.edu/bas

BHAV 332: Behavioral Health Systems of Care

Credits 5

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 pencol.edu/bas

BHAV 420: Assessment and Goal Planning

Credits 5

This course introduces the skills necessary to screen clients for service eligibility, complete intake processes, conduct comprehensive assessments, and partner with clients to develop effective plans to achieve client-identified goals. 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 pencol.edu/bas