Minor in Mental Health Service

This 15-hour minor is designed for students who want more specialized instruction in mental health services issues. Such a minor would be appropriate for students majoring in psychology, health education, sociology, social work, or child development and family studies. This minor would also be a compatible second minor for students who have minors in gerontology, health, sociology, social welfare, family studies, women's studies, or health care services. Also, students who are considering medicine (pre-med), a job in the medical profession, or social work as a career would find this minor beneficial. This minor is not appropriate for pre-graduate psychology majors or for psychology majors who already have one psychology minor (e.g., I/O). Effective academic year 2013-2014, a minimum of 6 psychology hours, to include at least 3 upper division hours must be taken at MTSU to satisfy this minor.

It is recommended that all students (psychology and non-psychology majors) pursuing this minor already have taken PSY 1410; however, 1410 will not count towards the 15 hours required for this minor.

Required Courses (6 hours)
Course No. and Title
Credit Hours
PSY 3230 - Abnormal Psychology
3

PSY 4110 - Issues & Ethics in Mental Health Services

3
Developmental/Diversity Group (3 hours: choose 1 course)
Course No. and Title
Credit Hours
PSY 3250 - Perspectives on Black Psychology
3
PSY 4190 - Child Psychology
3
PSY 4210 - Adolescent Psychology
3
PSY 4600 - Psychosexual Adjustment
3
PSY 4610 - Adult Psychology & Aging
3
PSY 4620 - Psychology of Women
3
PSY 4720 - Multicultural Perspectives in Psychology and Education
3

Skills group (3 hours: choose 1 course)
Course No. and Title
Credit Hours
PSY 4400 - Behavioral Modification
3
PSY 4470 - Theories of Counseling
3
PSY 4650 - Health Psychology
3

Theory & Application group (3 hours: choose 1 course)
Course No. and Title
Credit Hours
PSY 3240 - Abnormal Child Psychology
3
PSY 4250 - Psychology of Exceptional Children
3
PSY 4260 - Introduction to Psychological Testing
3
PSY 4460 - Theories of Mental Health & Well-being
3
PSY 4630 - Death & Dying
3
PSY 4655 - Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
3

Recommended but not required
Course No. and Title
Credit Hours
PSY 4740, 4750, 4760 Apprenticeship: Child, Pre-Clinical, Adolescent
1-3

If you have any questions about this minor, contact Dr. Gloria Hamilton at 898-5745 or Dr. Mary Ellen Fromuth at 898-2548.