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Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
OLRN8510 An Introduciton to Trauma - Informed Practice

Description: In this course students explore trauma-informed practice at the individual, organizational and systemic levels. Students develop an understanding of the diverse needs of trauma survivors and how women, men, children and youth experience trauma differently. The effect of trauma on the brain is studied and the way service may be adapted is discussed. Content includes an overview of services for people with trauma, substance use and mental health including parenting, child welfare and supports for children.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Closed
HEAL1920 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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14   Details
OLRN8520 Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in Addictions and Mental Health

Description: Building the capacity in individuals, families, and the community in early identification and intervention in addictions and mental health, is essential in providing integrated service and supports. This course examines theory and practice of knowledge exchange (KE) and capacity building including current research, networks, and effective and efficient processes to bring theory to practice. Students design and develop a product that may be used in education and capacity building.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN8430
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45 Yes Closed
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 Closed
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
OLRN8430 Community Services and Supports in Addictions and Mental Health

Description: Access to mental health and addictions services can be challenging due to the complexity of the system of service, funding sources and issues relating to stigma and barriers. In this course, students learn about the current issues, trends and developments in the integration of services in order to promote coordinated, efficient access to services focusing on early intervention, treatment and community supports. Students explore a range of services for children, youth, adults, older adults and individuals with special needs. Workplace issues and supports are discussed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Closed
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 Closed
OLRN1166 Current Trends in Mental Health

Description: Students will have the opportunity to study current developments and issues in PSR. The expectation is that students have a current connection with the mental health field either as an employee, volunteer or through an affiliation with a peer initiative.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1162, OLRN1163
CoRequisites:

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
OLRN8470 Group Counselling for Addictions and Mental Health Practitioners

Description: This course provides an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills in facilitating counselling groups with individuals who are experiencing issues related to addictions and mental health. Students study group theory, group dynamics and group process and apply their knowledge to group facilitation. Practical application is emphasized and each student experiences leading, facilitating and participating in simulated groups.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN8450
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45 Yes Closed
OLRN8440 Holistic Assessment and Interventions: Determinants of Health

Description: Bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessments and interventions and the determinants of health are explored in this course. Holistic interventions and current practices are included such as mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, and self-care and continuing care. Interdisciplinary practice and interprofessional collaboration is emphasized. Students explore the notion of family and the role of family in holistic intervention.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Closed
OLRN8500 Impulse Control Disorders and Behavioural Addiction

Description: In this course students critically review disorders characterized by diminished control over behaviour such as gambling, internet use, and gaming. These disorders have historically been conceptualized as impulse control disorders and/or non-substance or "behavioral" addictions. An overview of disordered eating and sexual addition will also be covered. Students study the classification in the DSM.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN8400
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45 Yes Closed
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 Closed
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 Closed
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 Closed
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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12   Details
HEAL1910 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
OLRN8480 Motivational Interviewing and Change Theory Practice

Description: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client -centered, collaborative, evidence-informed approach to counselling, focused on exploring and resolving ambivalence, and enhancing motivation to change. In this course, students study the application of MI in addictions and mental health. Practical skills, concepts and essential strategies of MI are integrated into clinical practice in order to promote behaviour change, and maintenance of gains. Case studies, demonstrations and experiential learning are used in the development of MI skills.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Closed
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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4   Details
OLRN1744 Treatment Options in Dementia Care

Description: Take a guided tour through the brain and learn how various dementias affect brain processes. Explore treatment options currently available, and look into the future and view the journey towards a cure for Alzheimer disease and related dementias.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1732
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24 Yes Details
OLRN8490 Working with Youth and Families

Description: Youth are a highly diverse group and vary in age, development, culture, religion, sexual orientation, skills, capacities, interests and strengths. This course examines youth in a system of relationships with family, peers, their community and others, and the ways members of this system can have a significant impact on substance use, other addictions and mental health. Students are introduced to current issues in addiction and mental health in youth, risk factors, developmental and other considerations for assessment, treatment, counselling, relapse prevention, maintenance and other supports including harm reduction and skill building strategies.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Closed

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