This subject will cover practice models and intervention methods that are effective in mental health settings including mental health promotion, prevention of mental disorders and the delivery of psychosocial rehabilitation services. The subject will have a specific focus on individuals who experience severe and persistent mental disorders, substance abuse problems in conjunction with mental illness and those who are recovering from the effects of severe trauma. Another major focus of the subject is on exploring gender specific, culturally sensitive and anti-oppressive interventions.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Practice methods for carrying out functional and resource assessments, establishing client preferences, developing plans to meet service needs, interventions to enhance client skill development, and developing relevant community and agency environments - Prevention of mental illness (with emphasis on relapse prevention) and promotion of mental health - Needs of individuals with co-occurring mental disorders and substance abuse and implications for practice - Cultural competence and interventions for working with groups that have been subject to oppression - Emerging areas of practice in mental health: Implications for social workers and human service professionals
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.