Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Courses > Introduction to Mental Health (MHCP 201)
This course explores a "best practices" approach to mental health care through learning activities that encompass grounded theory, new developments in the field, problem solving and group interaction. Learn about the philosophy and values that direct care, disorders that constitute serious and persistent mental illness, person-centered practice, facilitative communication, behaviour management, the mental health system and evidence-based practice.
This course is an excellent introduction to the field of mental health care for those with no previous experience. It also benefits individuals working in the mental health field who wish to strengthen their knowledge and skill base and acquire a credential.
This course may be taken for personal or professional interest, or as the foundation of the Continuing Education Certificate in Community Mental Health program.
On successful completion of the course, participants will possess:
Textbook not included in tuition fee. Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.
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:
Balzer Riley, J (2008).Communications in Nursing, 8th Edition. St. Louis
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%).
5 months (90 hours) from course start date
Registration and Course Start
Registration is easy: simply call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 and quote the CRN (below) for the session you are interested in. 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.
NOTE: Registration for Winter 2020 begins December 9, 2019