Clinical Practice I for CMHWs

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Health Care Support Work
Course Code
HCSW 1195
Credits
0.75
Semester Length
2
Max Class Size
32 Maximum Student: Instructor ratio 11 : 1
Method Of Instruction
Practicum
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Coquitlam

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to the mental health clinical practice setting. Learning opportunities will encourage students to use all of the Community Mental Health Work (CMHW) concepts and therapeutic communication skills they have 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 of 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.
Course Content
  • During their community placement, students will demonstrate an application of the concepts of the CMHW program, PSR, therapeutic relationships and communication, and caring practice in their clinical practice
  • Understand and follow agency policies and procedures
  • Respect client confidentiality
  • Gather assessment information, incorporate this, and develop a personalized care plan
  • Identify and practice the role and limits of the CMHW while working in the community
  • Follow agency guidelines for clinical documentation
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
Methods Of Instruction
  • Practicum experience in Community Mental Health PSR settings.
  • May include field trips to community agencies or advocacy groups serving mental health clients
  • May include community service learning and/or participation in community based research projects when available.
Means of Assessment

Course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College course evaluation policy.  An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.

This is a MASTERY course.  Students will receive a detailed outline of performance expectations at the beginning of the course.

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the application of the CMHW course theory into clinical practice
  • Demonstrate safety, respect, and accountability in adherence to Douglas College and agency policies and procedures
  • Promote and support individual rights and responsibilities while following ethical standards of practice
  • Understand the importance of client confidentiality
  • Demonstrate self-awareness through use of a self-evaluation tool
  • Understand the multidisciplinary team approach within the clinical setting
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

 

A list of reading materials is provided to the students at the beginning of the semester.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36343
Wed Thu
13-Oct-2020
- 15-Nov-2020
13-Oct-2020
15-Nov-2020
Milia
Santina
Open
Coquitlam
HCSW 1195 080 is restricted to CMHW and HCSW Access to CMHW and HCSW students.

This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online synchronous components and in-person off campus practicum or clinical activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of off campus practicum or clinical activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
23
9
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Thu
7:00 - 18:20
Thu
14:30 - 16:20