Human Services

Community Mental Health - Courses

CAMPUS: Online Course
ACCREDITATION: Post-credential Certificate
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Required Courses CREDITS
HS 203 Helping Relationships 3
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the helping/counselling profession through the use of lectures, readings, class discussions and experiential activities. The focus is on developing and enhancing the necessary skills to interview individuals on a one-to-one basis. The course also focuses on the helping process, stages of counselling, basic counselling skills, counselling theories, practical application of theory, ethical issues, values, caregiver stress, burnout and self care. Students explore their own values and beliefs and how these impact the helping relationship.
MH 200 Introduction to Mental Health 3
This introductory course addresses the basic Canadian mental health system. It provides the student the knowledge and skill set to identify mental illness at a basic level. This course examines the relationship between current and past theories and practices. As such, this course examines contemporary debates about poverty, inequality, marginalization, empowerment, homelessness, work related mental illness, substance abuse, sexuality and the role of the mental health practitioner.
MH 201 Infant / Toddler Mental Health 3
This course is designed to provide a foundation in the concepts and theories related to supporting infant/toddler mental health. This course explores infant/toddler mental health with a special focus on attachment theory. Students have the opportunity to learn specific strategies to promote healthy families in relation to supporting infant/toddler social emotional development.
MH 202 Concurrent Disorders 3
This course provides students with the skill set to identify signs and symptoms associated with addiction and mental health disorders. It also provides the students the knowledge in accessing supportive recovery and treatment options. Students gain an understanding of mental health and addictions prevention and health promotion best practices.
MH 203 Understanding Trauma 3
This course is an introduction to many different forms of psychological trauma. It includes symptomology, long term and short term effects along with treatment options. It also explains in detail the trauma-informed model.
MH 204 Alternative Therapies 3
This course examines complementary and alternative therapies for mental health practitioners. Students gain an understanding of alternative therapies that focus on an alternative and complimentary route to mental health healing. They also examine the advantages and disadvantages of using alternative therapies as a form of treatment. The main areas of exploration include: transpersonal theory, massage therapy, reflexology, acupuncture body, shamanism, mindfulness and meditations.
MH 205 Families and Communities 3
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of factors influencing mental health in the family and the role of community. The focus of this course is to understand the complexity and diversity in families who must negotiate several factors that can impact the family member who has a mental illness. Other topics include assisting families to find strength and build resilience while navigating the mental health system and community resources.
MH 206 Pharmacology 3
This class explores the pharmacological therapies that are used for treating mental disorders. Currently, this is the most popular method of relieving symptoms for mental illness. However, oppositions are emerging, and our exploration of mental health continues to evolve.
MH 220 Mental Health Practicum 3
This is the final field placement for Community Mental Health students. Emphasis is placed on students working directly with vulnerable people who have mental illness, and their families. Students have the opportunity to observe, plan, implement and evaluate programming for facilitating change and supporting clients.
YC 200 Ethics and Law 3
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to Ethics. It looks at the historical background, moral development, ethics and law, critical thinking, client rights, and the ethical decision making process and tools. Students engage in self-reflection as they examine their personal and professional values. Students are given the opportunity to utilize the course information by working through case studies. In addition, the professional Code of Ethics is examined.
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CREDITS
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.