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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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CMH-150

Concepts for Mental Health Practice 1

3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab

This course will prepare students for admission into the Community Mental Health Worker Certificate. Students who have not completed a recognized Health Care Assistant or Human Services Certificate will need to complete this course for admission into the CMHW Certificate. It will provide students with the basic theoretical concepts related to changes in mental functioning, an introduction to physiological disorders seen in the mental health population, basic communication skills, and basic job search skills. It will also include a lab practice component that will provide opportunities to acquire and apply personal care-giving skills in an organized and safe manner.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 11 or ENG 052, or assessment


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CMH-160

Culturl Dimensions of Community Wellness

3 credits

This specialized course is grounded in the history and culture of the local community. This course is designed to support the health and recovery of persons experiencing mental health challenges within that community.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Community Mental Health Worker Program


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CMH-165

Concepts for Mental Health Practice II

4 credits

This course will introduce the learner to the role of the Community Mental Health Worker in the delivery of mental health service. The Mental Health Act, ethical issues, and the history of mental illness will be discussed. The course focuses on the various concepts related to common mental health issues, including neurobiology, the DSM-5, various mental disorders, treatment modalities, and addictions. Assessment tools will also be discussed as well as intervention techniques.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Community Mental Health Worker Program


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CMH-170

Recovery in Mental Health

4 credits

This course will focus on the concepts and principles of Recovery and Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR). The mission statements, philosophies, values and beliefs of various agencies will be discussed. Maslow's hierarchy of needs will be discussed in relation to the prioritization of needs. Principles of advocacy and the role of the CMHW will be addressed. The role of the CMHW in relation to goal planning and implementation are included.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Community Mental Health Worker Program


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CMH-175

Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Hlth

4 credits

This course will help prepare the student to develop advanced therapeutic relationships in the mental health field through the use of communication skills. It will focus on developing and expressing empathy, warmth, and respect. Communication simulation through role play will be used to develop these skills. Students will practice a range of communication skills to interact with clients experiencing mental health issues.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Community Mental Health Worker Program


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CMH-180

Clinical Practice I for CMHW's

1 credit

This course introduces the students to the mental health clinical practice setting. Learning opportunities will encourage students to use the CMHW concepts and therapeutic communication skills learned thus far in the program to assist individuals with mental health issues to maximize their independence. Students will identify the resources available in the community and methods for accessing these. Emphasis will be on the role of the CMHW as a member of the community health team. The principles of Recovery using Psychosocial Rehabilitation will be the focus of this workplace practice.

Prerequisite(s):

  • 1. C+ in CMH 165, CMH 170, and CMH 175, and a Pass in CHM 160 2. Standard First Aid and CPR Level C-certificate 3. Non-Violence Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate 4. Criminal Record Check form, which will be sent to you by Admissions once you are offered a seat in the program. 5. Completed immunization form. This form should be validated by the public health nurse at your local health unit and must be presented to the Health Care Assistant program faculty on the first day of practicum. Note: If the public health nurse recommends a rubella serologic test, a photocopy of the results of this test will also have to be submitted.


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CMH-185

Clinical Practice II for CMHW's

4 credits

This course provides students with further experience in the mental health clinical practice setting. Learning opportunities will encourage students to use the CMHW concepts and therapeutic communication skills learned throughout the program to assist individuals with mental health issues to maximize their independence. Students will identify the resources available in the community and methods for accessing these. Emphasis will be on the role of the CMHW a member of the community health team. The principles of Recovery using Psychosocial Rehabilitation will be the focus of this workplace practice.


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