|Instructor of Record:||TASE Instructor|
|Course Credit:||Professional Credit|
The lifetime prevalence for developing any mental disorder can be as high as 47.4% (World Health Organization, 2007). Thus, mental health issues are likely to affect people around us sometime in their lives. Many of people who come to counseling or psychotherapy are seeking help for a mental health issue, the most common being depression and anxiety disorders. Thus, basic knowledge on mental illnesses and their treatments is essential for mental health workers. Although recovery from mental illnesses is challenging, it is very possible given the right knowledge and appropriate treatment. The field today has advanced in that there are established understanding and treatments for most conditions. Having a sound knowledge of this is key to helping those afflicted. Increasingly, from human resource practitioners to executives, the ability to quickly assess staff resilience and wellness will bring clear advantage to ensuring sustainable performance and innovation.
Who should attend?
Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, teachers and parents
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Assess mental health concerns with psychological assessments
- Analyze the nature of mental health challenges and implement interventions
- Develop rehabilitation programs for mental health patients
- Implement steps to promote mental health in community
TEXTS, READINGS, INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES:
No text is required. Materials will be provided by the instructor.
- Demonstrate minimum 75% attendance record
- Complete a project on behavior change
GRADE DISTRIBUTION AND SCALE:
- Attendance and Participation100%