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Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health

Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health

(Co-op)

Program Code:BCMH
Campus:King
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health

Program Description

Fill the need for enhanced mental health support in your community with our new Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health (BCMH) degree. Seneca is the first college in the province to offer this highly specialized degree in the growing field of community mental health. You'll graduate with the expertise required to make a meaningful contribution to the well-being of individuals, families and groups in your community.

There is a growing need for professionals in community mental health organizations as the World Health Organization has established there is an overwhelming worldwide human resource shortage in this area. One-fifth of Canadians will personally experience mental illness in their lifetime and in Ontario 1 in 5 children and youth under the age of 17 has a mental health challenge. Mental health problems are predicted to increase by over 50% internationally by the year 2020.

In this cross-disciplinary degree you’ll focus on theoretical interventions based on the social determinants of health. Your curriculum will encourage you to think analytically and conceptually, challenge the status quo, identify problems, create solutions and engage others to support community mental health needs with the vision of creating a community where everyone can thrive. You'll gain a foundation of knowledge in social determinants and explore courses in health science, trauma informed practice, psychology and social work from both a practical and theoretical standpoint. You'll critically analyze subjects in community health and wellness, emotional and mental health of individuals, families and communities and the protection and promotion of the health of individuals and communities. You'll also develop the necessary real-world skills to make a difference in community mental health by assessing community needs, planning, educating, and administering recovery-oriented support services.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant (21 years or older and has been out of high school for a minimum of two years). Mature applicants should disclose all previous postsecondary transcripts which may be used for admission decisions.

Required course - minimum final grade of 65%:

  • English: Grade 12 ENG 4 (U)

Applicants must meet Seneca English Proficiency requirements for degree programs.

Students must apply for, and receive a clear vulnerable sector police check before field placement.

Fees

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Your Career

Upon graduation you'll have the opportunity to pursue careers in a variety of community settings such as community mental health support agencies, organizations, healing, corrections and rehabilitation and community centres in the areas of mental health and illness education, promotion, intervention and recovery. You may find employment as a:

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Mental Health Promoter
  • Addictions Counsellor
  • Housing and Advocacy Consultant

Co-operative Education

Between your third and fourth year you’ll complete a full-time 14-week work term which will allow you to translate your classroom knowledge into the actual field setting. You’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills in a real work environment and build a network of contacts – all before you graduate. Seneca has relationships with a number of employers in the field of mental health and our faculty and co-op co-ordinators will support you during your co-op experience.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and Liberal Studies requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
CMH182 Diversity Building Resilience Health and Well-being
CMH183 Introduction to Community Mental Health
ENG106 Critical Thinking and Writing
LSO260 Principles of Psychology
SOC181 Sociology of Health
 
Semester 2
CMH282 Employment, Income Security and Health Population
CMH283 Food, Shelter and Healthy Populations
CMH284 Social Inclusion and Health Populations
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications
PSY281 Health Psychology
 
Semester 3
CMH306 Dynamics of the Family
CMH381 Group Dynamics
CMH383 Counselling and Communication Skills
PSY383 Human Development I
SOC380 Understanding Addiction
 
Semester 4
CMH481 Crisis Counselling
CMH483 Trauma Methods and Practice in Community Mental Health
CMH484 Therapeutic Approaches
PSY482 Critical Community Psychology
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 5
CMH581 Aboriginal Perspectives on Community Mental Health
CMH582 Ethics and Community Mental Health
CMH583 Social Justice and Health
CMH584 Health and Wellness Engagement
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 6
CMH681 Community Mental Health Policy
CMH682 Concurrent Disorders
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
PSY681 Human Development II
STA683 Applied Statistics in Social Sciences
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work-Term
CWT650 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7
CMH771 Hope, Resilience and Recovery
CMH772 Madness and Sanity a Continuum
CMH773 Health, Promotion and Education
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
MHR774 Research Methods
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
CMH881 Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health and Wellness
CMH882 Funding Issues and Opportunities
CMH883 Independent Study
MHR884 Research Project
plus: Liberal Studies Course

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
CMH182 Diversity Building Resilience Health and Well-being
CMH183 Introduction to Community Mental Health
ENG106 Critical Thinking and Writing
LSO260 Principles of Psychology
SOC181 Sociology of Health
 
Semester 2
CMH282 Employment, Income Security and Health Population
CMH283 Food, Shelter and Healthy Populations
CMH284 Social Inclusion and Health Populations
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications
PSY281 Health Psychology
 
Semester 3
CMH306 Dynamics of the Family
CMH381 Group Dynamics
CMH383 Counselling and Communication Skills
PSY383 Human Development I
SOC380 Understanding Addiction
 
Semester 4
CMH481 Crisis Counselling
CMH483 Trauma Methods and Practice in Community Mental Health
CMH484 Therapeutic Approaches
PSY482 Critical Community Psychology
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 5
CMH581 Aboriginal Perspectives on Community Mental Health
CMH582 Ethics and Community Mental Health
CMH583 Social Justice and Health
CMH584 Health and Wellness Engagement
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 6
CMH681 Community Mental Health Policy
CMH682 Concurrent Disorders
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
PSY681 Human Development II
STA683 Applied Statistics in Social Sciences
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work-Term
CWT650 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7
CMH771 Hope, Resilience and Recovery
CMH772 Madness and Sanity a Continuum
CMH773 Health, Promotion and Education
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
MHR774 Research Methods
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
CMH881 Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health and Wellness
CMH882 Funding Issues and Opportunities
CMH883 Independent Study
MHR884 Research Project
plus: Liberal Studies Course

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Cindy Cyrus
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55049
Cindy.Cyrus@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: To be announced.
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Cindy Cyrus
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55049
Cindy.Cyrus@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Acadmic Advisor: Fizza Jaffari
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55270
Fizza.Jaffari@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Tanya Shute
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33656
Tanya.Shute@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Biljana Bruce
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55002
Biljana.Bruce@senecacollege.ca
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