Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Courses > Emergency Mental Health - Framework for practice (CMHC 711)
This online course introduces health care professionals to emergency mental health (EMH) practice. It is designed to facilitate participant understanding of the role of emergency mental health practitioners, explore legal and ethical issues related to EMH, consider models of care and how they can guide EMH practice, gain competence in completing mental health assessments, and triage calls. Psychiatric interviewing and critical thinking are the two core skills this course focuses on.
By the end of the course, participants will:
Textbook not included in tuition fee. Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.
Proof of professional designation in health or human services profession.
Completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or LPI score of 4 or equivalent is required. Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this requirement. Proof of successful completion is not required on registration, but may be requested by Douglas College.
Topics covered include:
Hillard, R., & Zitek, B. (most recent edition). Emergency psychiatry. San Francisco, CA: McGraw-Hill.
Shea, S.C. (most recent edition). Psychiatric interviewing: The art of understanding, a practical guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses and other mental health professionals (most recent edition). Philadelphia: Saunders.
Available through the Douglas College Bookstore.
Online course in Blackboard.
Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.
Minimum grade to pass is C (60%).
6 months (170 hours) from course start date
Registration and Course Start
Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with proof of completion of the pre-requisite requirements. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.
Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.