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PSY5070 Theories and Practices in Community Mental Health

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This course provides contextual and practical information for working in publicly- funded community settings. Core elements of the community mental health movement and factors essential for working effectively with diverse communities will be initially provided. Using this as a foundation, other core issues will be addressed including: working with the severely mentally ill; wellness, resilience and recovery; consumers, families and community as key partners in collaborative treatment; continuum of care across human services; cultural competence and accountability; case management principles; disaster and community trauma response. Appropriate therapeutic models, including effective practices, emerging community practices and linking interventions to outcomes will also be core to this course.

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