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Karen Carrigg, EdD
Associate Professor, Nursing - Undergraduate
School of Nursing
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
9/2004 - 6/2005 NRSG 415 Community Mental Health Nursing
This senior level course focuses on the delivery of community mental health care in a variety of clinical settings. Case management and psychoeducational interventions practiced. Experience is directed toward optimizing lines of defense and resistance for families, groups, and communities. I am class coordinator for course which has 30 hours of lecture and two examinations. I am directly responisble for 15 hours of lecture, exams and final grading. My teaching hours focus on Nurse as a group facilitator, History of Community Health, Mental Health of Children in the family and community, Sexuality in the Family, The persistently mentally ill and homeless client in the community, and the Emotional needs of families related to disasters and trauma.
7/2004 - Present Community Mental Health Nursing 415
10 hours of lecture for each quarter. Content 1. Facilitating Psychoeducational Groups, 2. Sexual Counseling in the Family/Community, 3. Community-based mentally ill and homeless clients. 4.History and present state of Community Mental Health Care. 5. Trauma/Stressors in the Community
Interactive Teaching
9/2004 - 6/2005 415 Community Mental Health Nursing
The clinical superservision for this class that I was directly involved with consisted of 4 last days. Each clinical was based in Psychiatic settings. Two were at Jefferson Wellness Center, which is a socialization center for the community based persistenly mentally ill high-risk population. There were two clincial days at this agency (9 hours each) where students teamed up and led psychoeducational groups, such as Life Matters (Activities of Daily Living) and Team Work, etc. Each day approximately 6-8 students lead 4 groups for the quarter. A clinical(with 12 students) at Riverside Center for Behavoral Medicine focused on teams of two-three students (leading two psychoeducational groups weekly in the Outpatient, Dual Diagnosis, and Inpatient Units. A clincial at the Behavioral Medicine Center had 9 students that teamed in groups of three to teach the 7PM groups in the Adult, Older Adult and Adolescent Units. Each quarter I had approximately 30 clinical students and I spent 14-16 direct contact hours each week in clinicals. Working with students involved role modelilng, mentoring, reviewing and helping them to develop group session plans, pre and post conference. Students were also guided in problem-based learning, and evidence based practice.
Administrative Teaching Roles
7/2004 - Present Nursing 415, Community Mental Health Nursing  course coordinator.
In this capacity I am responible for the supervision of the course each quarter. I prepare the syllabus, the tests, and work with agencies affiliated with the class. I meet regularly with other faculty in this course. I am accountable for the efficient teaching in Community Mental Health Nursing. Clincal supervision of students for 3 different clinical lab groups each week. Each clinical is 6 hours. 8-12 students in each clinical lab group
Instructional Prep of New Material
7/2004 - Present course revision as Nursing 415 Community Mental Health Nursing was changed from 6 unnits to 4 units.
The course Nursing 415, Community Mental Health Nursing has been changed from 6 units to 4 units. These was implemented Spring quarter. The couse was revised to meet the units, and new instructional materials were prepared. A new teaching innovation added was the use of laptop comunters for students in the Community Mental Health Agency. Students lead a variety of psychoeducational groups, which need to be evaluated. To better prepare students for a thorough evaluation, they meet as a student group, and using the laptop, write a complete evaluation of each pschoeducational group. These are then used for review and the ongoing evaluation process of the client groups.