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Overview

Seneca's Continuing Mental Health Education workshops are designed for a variety of health professionals and practitioner's, for family care givers and those wishing to apply a greater understanding of mental health to any area of their professional lives.

The workshops utilize the most current evidence-based techniques and principles of inter-professional education, such as interactive lectures, small group discussions, case reviews and self-reflection.

Courses are delivered in the classroom and course content is continually updated and professionally engaging. A certificate of attendance will be provided for each course successfully completed for use in your Continuous Professional Leaning portfolio.

Enhance your ability and current skills pursuing a rewarding career in supporting individuals and families in their mental health and wellbeing.


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Courses

MHI600
Mental Health First Aid
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Participants will learn how to identify and provide support to adults developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Topics include substance related disorders, mood related disorders, anxiety and trauma related disorders and psychotic disorders. Because mental health first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received, or until the crisis is resolved, participants will learn skills to deal with substance overdose, suicidal behavior, panic attacks, acute stress reactions, and psychotic episodes.




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MHI601
Family Care Givers: Partners in Mental Health
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In this workshop, participants will receive an introduction to family systems theory while learning the value and contributions of families and caregivers for people experiencing mental health and or addictions issues. The needs and impact on families and caregivers will be explored along with how to support strategies for self-care. Limits of privacy and confidentiality, as outlined by the Personal Health Information Protections Act (PHIP), will be examined with the goal of helping families and caregivers apply them in practice.




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MHI602
Guidelines for Building Trauma Informed Practice
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Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (TICP) is an approach that recognizes trauma and its prevalence, alongside sensitivity to its dynamics, in all aspects of service delivery for mental health and addictions. In this workshop, participants will explore the neurological, biological, psychological and social effects of trauma and the prevalence of these experiences in persons who receive mental health services. The different types of trauma will also be explored with a focus on preparing participants to create safety and trust within their practice.




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MHI603
Guidelines for Recovery Oriented Practice in Mental Health
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Participants will learn how to create a culture and language of hope when working with people experiencing mental health issues. Recovery-oriented guidelines from the Mental Health Commission of Canada will be examined with the goal of incorporating them into individual practice. Topics include recovery-based language, addressing stigma and discrimination, building partnerships with community, responding to diverse needs, working with First Nations Inuit and Metis, and transforming services and systems.




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MHI604
Understanding Addictions: An Introduction to Support Recovery
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As an introductory workshop, participants will gain knowledge and skills to better support people experiencing addictions and substance use issues. Harm reduction philosophy and guidelines will be examined with the goal of incorporating them into individual and group work. From a biopsychosocial model of addictions this course will cover the signs/symptoms of addictions, risk/protective factors, harm reduction, transtheoretical model of change and treatment options with resources.




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MHI605
Preventing Compassion Fatigue
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As part of Building a Trauma-Informed Practice, this workshop provides an overview of the secondary traumatic stress that can occur from working in the mental health and addictions field along with an introduction to strategies for preventing compassion fatigue. This course prepares participants to identify the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and provides tools to promote resiliency and self-care for those working in mental health and addictions. Emotional and professional boundaries will also be explored with a focus on preparing professionals in the helping fields to create health and sustainability within their practice.




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Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Georgina Ioannou
Program Assistant
Georgina.Ioannou@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22946


Joanne Bonnet
Academic Program Manager
Joanne.Bonnet@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22528