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    Mental Health Recovery Practitioner

    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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    QUICK FACTS

    Program length  

    2 terms

    Credential

    Certificate

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    TUITION & FEES


    Canadian
    Total: $5,285.00

    International
    Total: $14,015.00

     
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    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    • post-secondary diploma or degree in health, human services, or social sciences; or
    • active licensure in Canada with a health or human services governing body
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    Course Listing

    You must complete 11 courses to graduate. Courses are listed by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in eight months as a full-time student.

    Course CodeTitleCredit
    Term 1 - 16 weeks
    MHAD1004
    Develop knowledge and skills based on evidence-informed practice, guidelines and procedures that are required in the facilitating role of a Mental Health Recovery Practitioner. Develop knowledge and skills for working in a recovery-oriented practice environment with individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders. Emphasis will be on applying knowledge and skills needed for engaging with clients for the purpose of effective identification, assessment, preliminary diagnosis, referral, case planning, treatment and evaluation of client progress.  These skills will be practiced in the lab.
    • 20 Lecture
    • 10 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    2
    MHAD1005
    Explore codes of ethics and professional standards from various disciplines within the context of caring for clients with mental health and substance use issues. Consider ways to collaborate on interdisciplinary teams to best support positive client outcomes. Examine rights and supports for client advocacy and self-advocacy.
    • 30 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    2
    MHAD1006 (O)
    Examine the range and variety of public and private resources available to support individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use issues. The role of worker-as-navigator will be explored along with advocacy methodologies and the challenges of practice in a regularly-changing environment.
    • 30 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    2
    MHAD1007 (O)
    This course will provide you with certification from Mental Health First Aid Canada. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health issues in adult and youth populations, initiate responses when help is needed and support a person to get appropriate professional help. Find more details at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca
    • 15 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    1
    MHAD1008 (O)
    This course will provide you with certification in nonviolent crisis intervention from the Crisis Prevention Institute (www.crisisprevention.com).  Learn physical and nonphysical methods to manage disruptive behaviour and maintain safety for yourself and others. Last-resort skills to use in situations of imminent danger will also be included.
    • 15 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    1
    MHAD1009 (O)
    This course will provide you with certification in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). This training is designed to help participants recognize and assess risk and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. (www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/).
    • 15 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    1
    MHAD1010
    In this course, students will undertake a project of relevance and benefit to a community program or agency.  Projects may include a survey or research project, an educational or preventative campaign, or an administrative services project.
    • 15 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    1
    Term 2 - 16 weeks
    MHRP1000 (O)
    Learn about the effects of local, provincial/territorial and national health systems and social systems on the provision of services to individuals with mental health or substance use issues.  Legislation relating to information privacy, mental health, substance use, criminal and family law, and the delivery of services will be reviewed.  Initiatives to improve outcomes of individuals experiencing mental health or substance use crisis will be explored. Examine personal and professional ethical and regulatory frameworks for practice.
    • 30 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    2
    MHRP1001 (O)
    Explore how mental illness affects family dynamics and ways in which the family can assist in recovery.  The client’s 'family' may be broadly defined. Health promotion, strengths-based approaches, and family-related social determinants of health are considered.  A family's culture is highlighted in determining the best approach to helping. Practice assessment skills for clients and their families in the lab.
    • 20 Lecture
    • 10 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    2
    MHRP1002
    Build upon basic skills for effective communication with clients, families, communities, coworkers and interdisciplinary teams.  The importance of communication in developing relationships will be emphasized, including the need for cultural sensitivity and competence.  Goal attainment, problem-solving, psychoeducation and conflict resolution processes in communication will be practiced in the lab.
    • 20 Lecture
    • 10 Lab
    • 0 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    2
    MHRP1003
    This supervised practicum placement provides the opportunity to connect theory and practice in a mental health setting.  Students will be placed within a community agency or institution to meet identified learning goals, experience a potential career path, and confirm or modify area(s) of interest.
    • 0 Lecture
    • 0 Lab
    • 120 Work Experience
    • 0 Other
    2

    Additional note

    Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.