CMH771 - Hope, Resilience and Recovery

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Subject Title
Hope, Resilience and Recovery

Subject Description
The practice of nurturing hope and the opportunities and conditions for recovery are critical dimensions of community mental health practice. As a philosophy of hope and resilience, this course will expose the student to recovery theory, practice, and empirical evidence. This course will highlight both academic as well as the lived experience as evidence for recovery and resilience. The role of resilience in personal recovery as well as for community health will be the primary focus.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe paradigms in mental health practice and education to ascertain the complexity of mental health and illness.
  2. Analyze the role of stigma and discrimination and its impact on the client’s experience of mental ill-health.
  3. Review current mental health frameworks and interventions from a resiliency and recovery focus.
  4. Examine policies, programs, or practice skills from the perspective of hope, recovery, and resilience to support a recovery paradigm.
  5. Develop a value-based and strengths-based approach to practice in mental health to suit the needs of specific populations or communities.
  6. Critique the mental health recovery paradigm, its evidence base, and its implications for practice to support individuals, groups, and institutions for community-based practice.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.