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Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
HEAL1921 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Description: ASIST is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting, first-aid intervention. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles. ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), a practical guide to doing suicide interventions.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
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OLRN8420 Chemical Dependency and Substance Use and Abuse

Description: In this course, students study the effects of use and abuse of various drugs on the body including: alcohol, nicotine, prescription drugs, hallucinogens, cocaine, narcotics and marijuana, inhalants and steroids. An introduction to the science of Pharmacology is included.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1417 Cognitive Development, Trauma and Loss - Children's Mental Health Focus

Description: Learners will determine the effects of trauma on cognitive development of infants, children and adolescents. Students will also identify those children with trauma histories in order to limit the potential triggers within the therapeutic environment. The theories of loss and grief, as these relate to the infant, child and adolescent population will be explored throughout the course.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN8450 Counselling: Gender and Diversity

Description: Students develop knowledge and skills necessary to inform work with diverse individuals and groups with specific attributes and associated needs including sexual orientation, cultural diversity, gender-specific needs, marginalized populations, and older adults. Students critically examine the concept of diversity, stigmatized social identities and the impact on services and supports.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1353 Family Relationships and their Impact on Psychiatric Disorders

Description: Students will examine the interconnectedness of family relationships and their effect on common abnormal psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent populations. This course will review the developmental stages, familial structures and family functions through the lens of family systems theory. Students will also explore the environmental effects and their influences on the family as a dynamic entity.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN8400 Introduction to Addictions, Mental Health and Concurrent Disorders

Description: This course provides an introduction to addictions, mental health and concurrent disorders, the unique features of each and the integration of services and supports in addictions and mental health. Students explore the prevention and treatment continuum in Canada, historical and cultural perspectives and frameworks and models. A bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework is addressed and current practices are reviewed including research and best practice guidelines.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN8410 Introduction to Counselling

Description: Knowledge and skills for counselling in addictions and mental health are covered in this practical course. Competencies for Canada's Substance Abuse Workforce are examined and counselling skills are practiced in simulated scenarios. Students explore and practice some behavioural and technical competencies recommended for those in the field of Addictions and Mental Health and identify plans to develop competencies.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1380 Introduction to Mental Health Practice

Description: You will develop a basic understanding of mental illness, psychiatric diagnoses and treatment approaches.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
HEAL1810 Mental Health First Aid

Description: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. This course aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.
Anyone can benefit from MHFA training. It is open to members of the general public. Families affected by mental health problems, teachers, health service providers, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers and community groups are just a few of the groups who have benefited from MHFA.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
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HEAL1811 Mental Health First Aid

Description: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. This course aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.
Anyone can benefit from MHFA training. It is open to members of the general public. Families affected by mental health problems, teachers, health service providers, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers and community groups are just a few of the groups who have benefited from MHFA.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
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HEAL1911 Mental Health First Aid For Adults Who Interact With Youth

Description: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth (aged 12-24) is a 14-hour course that improves mental health literacy. It provides the knowledge and skills to help you better support the mental health and wellness of youth and prevent potential or developing mental health problems.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
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14   Details
HEAL1820 Mental Health First Aid, for Adults Who Interact With Seniors

Description: Mental Health First Aid, Seniors is an adaptation of the Mental Health First Aid course that is intended to increase the capacity of seniors, families (informal caregivers), friends, staff in care settings and communities to promote mental health in seniors, prevent mental illness and suicide wherever possible in seniors, and intervene early when problems first emerge. Participants will learn a framework for having a confident conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
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OLRN1875 Prevention and Intervention Strategies - Children's Mental Health

Description: Students will apply prevention and intervention strategies to appropriately respond to stressful situations in the infant, child and adolescent population. The focus of this course is on the effective application of communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1885 Psychiatric Disorders Common to the Infant, Child and Adolescent Population

Description: To understand complicated mental health disorders common to infant, child and adolescents, students will review a variety of abnormal cognitive and behavioural disorders. This course will emphasize an understanding of the behaviours and the daily effects and challenges on the mental health of the infant, child, and adolescent population.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1373 Risk Factors of Common Psychiatric Disorders in the Infant, Child and Adolescent Population

Description: Students will recognize the risk factors and triggers associated with common psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent population. Early identification and awareness of the behaviours will enable the student to appropriately identify and assess the situation at hand.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
HEAL0120 Road to Mental Readiness

Description: The overall goal of this training created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada is to provide students in first responder and front-line provider programs with practical knowledge and skills to address mental health and mental illness. What you have learned in your first responder and front-line provider program will be reinforced by participating in R2MR while providing you with practical strategies and a certification recognized by the workplace.
Hours: 4
Credits: 0
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HEAL0090 safeTALK

Description: Suicide prevention is an important and growing issue among post-secondary institutions. For example, a 2011 survey of 1,600 University of Alberta students found that 7% of them had seriously considered suicide in the past year. A similar survey of over 100,000 students at US colleges and universities produced comparable results, with 6.4% of students identifying that they had seriously considered suicide within the last year.
This workshop will be delivered by Conestoga Counselors who have been trained on safeTALK methodology. safeTALK is a standardized workshop designed to prepare anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them directly to a trained helper.
By participating in a three-hour workshop, you will learn the steps of Talk, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe. The workshop incorporates video clips, discussion and practice to help you learn these important skills.
Hours: 3
Credits: 0
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