Career and Professional Developement

School of Continuing Studies

SWRK 680 : Severe Mental Illnesses

Course Description

This course focuses on and extensive overview of treatment issues for individuals with severe and persistent mental disorders specifically withing the Quebec context. Topics covered will include conceptual framework, existing systems and modalities, issues impeding treatment, case management, community support, cultural issues, gender issues, dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse), impact of homelessness, suicide, violence, sexual abuse history, personality/behaviour disorders. In addition to the exploration of client needs and concerns, consideration will be given to the role of the helping professional. Teaching modalities will include lecture, guest speakers, videos and discussion. Student will be encouraged to participate actively and to intergrate theory and practice thought the describes assignments.

Prerequisites

SWRK482: Mental Health and Illness

This Course Is Not Offered During Spring/Summer 2017 Term
This Course Is Not Offered During Fall 2017 Term
The tentative timetable is not yet available for the Winter 2018 Term
The tentative timetable is not yet available for the Spring/Summer 2018 Term