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Mental Health - Interprofessional Practice

Program Code
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Professionals in the healthcare field recognize that mental disorders, including addictive behaviours, play a prominent role in the many complex clinical presentations which all front-line clinicians face. In this program, students are equipped with the appropriate clinical competencies to recognize and include mental health issues and build effective plans of care to ensure good clinical outcomes. Students are exposed to a variety of intervention options such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectal behaviour therapy. Ultimately, students develop the skills necessary to effectively work with clients to deliver enhanced services with a focus on quality across a variety of settings.

Additional Info

Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to attending a clinical placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start. NOTE: Individuals who have been charged or convicted criminally and not pardoned will be prohibited from proceeding to a clinical or work placement. Additional Information Students must have up-to-date immunization records in compliance with the Public Hospitals Act. Students must also have a valid mask fit test and Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid. Students are to use the Clinical Preparedness Permit to document completion of these clinical requirements. Completion and submission of this permit is required in order to ensure placement in clinical and field placement facilities. For the clinical practicum component, students will be placed primarily with one of community partners’ facilities, which include a variety of departments and providing different services. Students are required to

External Recognition

Each graduate of this program meets the core competencies to be deemed an "advanced beginner" as per the Brenner Novice to Expert Framework. Those who complete this program have been able to demonstrate core competencies and have participated in clinical experiences within the mental health and/or addictions setting. Graduates are equipped to recognize and include person-centred, evidence-based and recovery oriented principles to ensure good clinical outcomes in their practice.