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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Sciences > Introduction to Mental Health (IMH)
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. Introduction to Mental Health is the prerequisite for PSR Principles.
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Distance-learning course for the Introduction to Mental Health (Certificate course) is now available and registration is ongoing. The distance course is 90 hours to be completed in five months. Prerequisite: Grade 12 English with grade of "C" or LPI with a score of "4" or higher or equivalent. (See Douglas College General Admission Requirements.)