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HSV205M - Mental Health Support (3-0-3)

This course is designed for students interested in working with people who are living with mental health disorders. The course will focus on an integrated approach to care and treatment of the whole person. Social determinants of health, the eight dimensions of wellness, cultural concerns, and issues of adjustment in mental health will be reviewed. The goals of support, types of support offered, and roles/limitations of the mental health support worker will be included. Boundaries and ethical guidelines for support workers will be explored in depth. The stages of change model, motivational interviewing techniques, and a trauma informed approach will be reviewed. In addition, suicide education and prevention will be addressed. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL110M Corequisite: PSYC215M Abnormal Psychology.