PCM804 - Building Hope and Resilience in Community Mental Health

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Subject Title
Building Hope and Resilience in Community Mental Health

Subject Description
For the recreation therapist, fostering hope and affording opportunities for the community-based client diagnosed with mental illness is an important component of care. Interventions that nurture hope and resilience are interventions that buffer the risk for relapse and (re)hospitalization.  This course will focus on tools based within the narrative of hope and resilience that a recreation therapist can use with those diagnosed with mental illness who are currently in, or returning to, community life. Evidence-based practice, combined with an exploration of lived experience, will be investigated.  The role of resilience in personal recovery as well as for community health will be the primary focus of this course.

Credit Status
This is a required credit course

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

Upon successful completion of PDM804, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze paradigms in mental health practice and education.
  2. Assess the complexity of mental health issues and illnesses.
  3. Assess the role of stigma and discrimination and its impact on the client’s experience of mental ill-health.
  4. Critique the current mental health system and interventions from a resiliency and recovery focus.
  5. Explain interventions that can build resilience from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  6.  Examine policies, programs, or practice skills involving therapeutic recreational professionals that support a recovery paradigm.
  7. Outline a value-based and strengths-based approach to practice in mental health to suit the needs of specific populations or communities.
  8. Assess professional practice and evidence-led research that can support individuals and groups in promoting resilience in mental health.
Explain best practices in community-based mental health strategies and approaches

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