Course

Clinical Practice I for Community Mental Health Work

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Health Care Support Work
Course Code
HCSW 1195
Credits
0.75
Semester Length
2 weeks
Max Class Size
32
Method(s) Of Instruction
Practicum
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this course students are introduced to the community mental health clinical practice setting. Students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their roles and responsibilities as a community mental health worker and as a member of the community mental health team. Students will begin to apply Community Mental Health Work (CMHW) concepts and therapeutic communication skills with individuals experiencing mental health challenges. Students will identify community resources available to mental health clients. Psychosocial Rehabilitation(PSR) utilizing the principles of the Recovery Model of mental health care will be the focus of this clinical practicum.
Course Content
  • Beginning application of CMHW program theoretical concepts:  
    • PSR approach and Recovery Model of mental health care
    • Therapeutic relationships
    • Therapeutic communication skills
    • Caring client-centered practice
  • Experience with utilizing/following agency policies and procedures
  • Experience with ensuring respectful client confidentiality
  • Conducting holistic assessments and developing a client-centered care plan
  • Experience with working within the CMHW practice roles and limitations
  • Clinical documentation
  • Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team
Learning Activities

Practicum experience in Community Mental Health Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) settings includes supervised practice settings, group discussions, seminars, and self-study.

 

Means of Assessment

Course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course. Students will receive a detailed outline of performance expectations at the beginning of the course. This is a Mastery course based on demonstration of having met course learning outcomes and performance expectations.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the application of the CMHW course theory into clinical practice:
    • Beginning application of CMHW program theoretical concepts 
    • PSR approach and Recovery Model of mental health care
    • Therapeutic relationships
    • Therapeutic communication skills
    • Caring client-centered practice
  • Demonstrate safety, respect, and accountability in adherence to Douglas College and agency policies and procedures
  • Promote and support clients' rights and responsibilities while following ethical standards of practice
  • Demonstrate the importance of client confidentiality
  • Demonstrate self-awareness through use of a clinical practice 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

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for HCSW 1195
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Summer 2023

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
22926
Wed Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Milia
Instructor First Name
Santina
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

HCSW 1195 080 is restricted to CMHW and HCSW Access to CMHW and HCSW students.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
32
Actual Seats Count
15
17
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Thu
Building
Off Campus Location
Room
None
Start Time
7:00
-
End Time
22:50