This is an introductory course for the beginning health care student. Emphasis is placed on understanding the reaction of self and others under stress and the prevention of mental illness. Some of the topics covered include maladaptive behavior, anxiety, aggression, assertiveness, and mental mechanisms. Specific information for helping people who are suffering from stress caused by death, pain, and sexual problems is included. The two major problems in our society today, alcoholism and drug abuse are discussed in detail.
- Successful completion of all laboratory, theoretical, and clinical components are required to receive credit for this course.