Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Courses > Child and adolescent mental health (MHCP700)
This distance-learning course is designed to prepare front-line workers to expand their knowledge and skills in the field of child and adolescent mental health. It examines the various components of child and adolescent mental disorders, and explores the variety of assessment, interviewing, and communication skills needed when working with children and adolescents with mental health issues.
Upon successful completion of the program, the learner will:
Textbooks 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 proof of equivalent as outlined in detail here:
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.
Hunt, S.C. (2012) Manual: Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Coquitlam, BC, Canada: Douglas College.
Wicks-Nelson, R. & Israel, A.C. (2012). Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education.
Optional: American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV-TR (4th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author.
Journal articles and websites for each unit are listed as required readings to supplement the textbook readings. These materials are available to registered students through the Douglas College library.
Textbooks are available through the Douglas College Bookstore.
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.
Grade will be assessed on completion of:
& Course Completion
Minimum grade to pass is C (60%).
A letter of successful course completion for individual or grouped CEHS courses is available, but please allow 3-5 business days after placing a request with the CE-HS Program Assistant.
An official Douglas College transcript can be ordered via my Account.
6 months (120 hours) from course start date
Registration and Course Start
Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: email@example.com, with proof of completion of the pre-requisite requirements. You will then be prompted for payment to the CE Registration office, to finalize your 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.
Course CRN provided by dept upon fulfilling pre-requisites.
Calendar Summer & Fall 2020