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HSJ5243 Community Mental Health and Principles of Recovery

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This course prepares students for challenges and opportunities, taking a holistic approach to working in community mental health settings.  Topics include: the history of institutionalization and the community mental health movement; navigating the complex public heatlh and social services systems; working with clients diagnosed with serious mental disorders; useful therapeutic models and effective practices; principles of recovery; strength-based assessment and resilience; fundamentals of case management; coordination of care and family and community involvement.

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