Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities (MHDD)

MHDD 101 - Role of the Technician Units: 1

Basic skills in behavioral observation, documentation and approaches to intervention as a treatment team member. Other topics include guardianship, rights, confidentiality, abuse and neglect, and program implementation.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 102 - Medical Component Units: 1

This course covers basic medical information including infection control, safety procedures, confidentiality, awareness of normal bodily functions, personal care and recognition of signs and symptoms that need to be reported to medical staff.

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

MHDD 105 - Conflict Prevention and Response Training Units: 2

This course focuses on the application of prevention and response techniques to support personas in crisis or conflict with others. These applications are for use by service providers as approved by the State of Nevada, Division of Mental Health and Development Services.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 106 - Teaching and Active Treatment Units: 1

Defining active treatment and its necessary components. Implementing active treatment in a service context of dignity, respect, privacy, access to choices and participation in the therapeutic process with the use of effective teaching methods.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 107 - Medication Fundamentals Units: 2

Study of major categories of psychotropic and seizure medications, rationale for use of medication, typical dosages, main effects, assessment of effectiveness and potential side effects.

Term Typically Offered: FALL

MHDD 109 - Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions Units: 2

Basic approaches to behavioral intervention including defining behavior, data collection, principles and applications of behavior change techniques and implementation of behavioral programs.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 126 - Understanding Developmental Disabilities Units: 2

Definition, history, diagnosis and causes of developmental disabilities. Development and delivery of effective direct support services to persons with developmental disabilities.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 150 - Issues in Substance Abuse Units: 1

Overview of substance abuse issues and study of basic treatment approaches. Includes biological and lifestyle factors as well as legal issues.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 153 - Life Span Development Units: 1

Growth and development through the life span. Includes social learning theory, family dynamics and human relations and development as relating to mentally ill and developmentally disabled clients.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 154 - Advanced Therapeutic Interventions Units: 2

A comprehensive working knowledge of interdisciplinary therapeutic intervention including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a client's treatment program.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: MHDD 109.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 160 - Understanding Mental Illness Units: 2

An in-depth analysis of major diagnostic categories encountered with the seriously mentally ill. Review of treatment plans which have proven useful in addressing these disorders.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

MHDD 295 - Practicum Units: 3

A career-related work experience, under qualified supervision. Work directly with mentally ill or developmentally disabled clients within a local service-provider agency. Preparation for occupation as MHT/MRT.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL