This course will employ a number of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including all of the following:
- On-line instruction and activities
- Group discussion/chat
- Current issues in mental health services and systems
- Best and promising practices
- Senate of Canada report: Out of the Shadows at Last
- Canada’s National Strategy for Mental Health
- Knowledge Exchange
- Anti-stigma/anti-discrimination program
- Strategies for transforming mental health services
- Describe the historical context for mental health services in Canada.
- Identify and describe current trends in mental health services.
- Describe the results of research on mental health services.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of past practices in mental health services.
- Describe the major issues in mental health services and programs.
- Identify and explain the findings and recommendations of the Senate of Canada Report on Mental Health.
- Describe the role and strategies of the Mental Health Commission in promoting recovery-oriented systems and services in Canada.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. Evaluation will be based on the course objectives. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. An example of one evaluation scheme is as follows:
In-class exams (4) 70%
Term paper or project 20%
Student presentation 10%
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Corrigan P.W., Mueser K.T., Bond G.R., Drake R.E., and Solomon P. (2008) Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. An Empirical Approach. Guildford Press: New York. ISBN 1-59385-489-7