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  • Objectives
    With Camosun's Mental Health Certificate, you have the grounding necessary for your beginning employment in the mental health field. While you work through this four-month equivalent program, you'll acquire the competencies required for entry-level employment in commmunity mental health. Your studies combine class, lab, and practicum experiences as you learn about the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and prepare for subsequent work assisting those who face various mental health challenges.
  • Academic Title
    Community Mental Health Certificate
  • Course description
    CMH 110 Mental Health & Addiction Services

    (2 credits) W, P, S (Total 30 hours over 14 weeks)

    This course provides an introduction to tcommunity mental health within the framework of mental health and addiction services. Pertinent legislation, current trends and issues impacting mental health services are examined. The principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) will be explored.

    CMH 111 Mental Illness & Interventions

    (3 credits) W, P, S (Total 60 hours over 14 weeks)

    This course provides an introduction to theory related to common mental health issues and illnesses. Emphasis will be on recognizing behaviours and identifying intervention strategies for common conditions. Determinants of health and basic human needs will be discussed.

    CMH 115 Communications

    (3 credits) W, P, S (Total 60 hours over 14 weeks)

    This course assists students to develop skills and techniques to promote facilitative communication. The impact of self and communication style on individuals with mental health and addiction issues, their families, and members of the mental health team will be emphasized.

    CMH 120 Support Strategies

    (3 credits) W, P, S (Total 60 hours over 14 weeks)

    This course explores a variety of approaches to support individuals and families through a framework of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The role of community mental health in relation to facilitating change, goal planning, and implementation is discussed, as well as the process of identifying and accessing community resources.

    CMH 125 Professional Issues

    (2 credits) W, P, S (Total 30 hours over 14 weeks)

    This course prepares the student to be an effective member of the interdisciplinary team through the exploration and development of self in relationship with others. Topics include: self care, theory, and practice related to stress management. the role of self-evaluation, and philosophy of life-long learning. Ethical principles of practice will be discussed.

    CMH 130 Health Care Basics

    (3 credits) W, P, S (Total 45 hours over 14 weeks)

    This course provides an introduction to healthy lifestyle and physical care planning including developing personal care skills that promote and maintain comfort, safety, and independence. Basics of medication and standard precautions will be examined.

    CMH 135 Substance Use and Mental Health

    (2 credits) W, P, S (Total 30 hours over 14 weeks)

    This course will assist students to develop knowledge and skills to effectively respond to co-existing issues of substance use and mental illness. Emphasis will be on understanding addictions, the process of change, intervention approaches, and prevention. Strategies for maintaining healthy lifestyle choices will also be explored.

    CMH 140 Practicum

    (5 credits) W, P, S (2,0,0,22 for 6 -weeks)

    This course offers students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge and skills to assist individuals in mental health settings. Emphasis will be on the role of community mental health as a member of the community health team.

    Prerequisite(s): CMH 110, CMH 111, CMH 115, CMH 120, CMH 125, CMH 130, CMH 135.

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