Curriculum Guideline

Community Mental Health Worker

Effective Date:
Program Code
CNCMHW
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Health Care Support Work
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Comm Mental Hlth Worker Cit
Date of First Offering
Start Term
200720
End Term
201520
Institutional Unit
Health Care Support Work
Credential
Certificate in Community Mental Health Work
Length of Program
One semester
Credits
15.75
Admissions Requirements

General College Admission Requirements, excluding Language Proficiency Requirement

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Academic Requirements:

  • English 11 with a minimum grade of “C” or Douglas College acceptable exemptions*.
  • All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions must be submitted with the application.

*Acceptable exemptions: EN 12 "P", EN LIT 12 "P", TPC 12 "P", COMM 12 "C".

Health Requirements:

  • Complete an Informed Medical Suitability Declaration (to be completed on Douglas College Form).

Upon Offer:

  • Submit proof of negative TB skin test or chest X-ray, taken no more than three months before the date of application. This may need to be repeated if student was tested more than six months prior to the first clinical experience, or as required by Health Regions. 
  • Submit a current record of immunity or immunization for Hepatitis B.

*Updated immunizations are strongly recommended. 

Criminal Record Check: Specific instructions will be provided by the program Admissions Officer. 

Other:

We strongly recommend you attend an information session.
A personal interview with the Program Coordinator may be requested.

 

Additional Program Requirements:

In addition to the Program Requirements for all HCSW program options, these program requirements apply to Health Care Assistant or Home Support/Resident Care Attendants who wish to access the Community Mental Health Worker component of the Program: Applicants must complete the Community Mental Health Worker Bridge-in course titled Concepts in Community Mental Health I with a minimum grade of 65 percent. Students who have successfully completed the Bridge-in course will be eligible to enrol in the Community Mental Health Worker Certificate courses.

ACCESS to Community Mental Health Worker Certificate

Additional Program Requirements:

In addition to the Program Requirements for all HCSW program options, these program requirements apply to students who wish to complete the Community Mental Health Worker Certificate and who do not have a HCA certificate or HSRCA citation. Applicants must complete the Community Mental Health Worker Bridge-in course titled Concepts in Community Mental Health I with a minimum grade of 65 percent. Students who have successfully completed the Bridge-in course will be eligible to enrol in the Community Mental Health Worker certificate program.

Curriculum Framework

Course Title Credits
HCSW 1165 Concepts for Mental Health Practice I (not required for students with the Health Care Assistant Certificate) 3
HCSW 1170 Concepts for Mental Health Practice II 3
HCSW 1180 Recovery in Mental Health 3
HCSW 1190 Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Health 3.25
HCSW1195 Clinical Practice I for CMHWs 0.75
HCSW 1200 Clinical Practice II for CMHWs 2.75