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Mental Health Intervention

Mental Health Intervention

Program Code:MHI
Campus:King
Duration:2 semesters (1 Year)
Offered:Summer
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The Mental Health Intervention two semester Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares front line service providers or recent graduates of public safety and corrections, emergency response and health practitioners, community and social service workers, child and youth workers, recreational therapists, etc., who wish to obtain a specialization in mental health intervention to better support individuals and families in their mental health and wellbeing. The combination of theoretical and practical course content provides students with the knowledge, skills, and judgment to contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing when working with individuals, families or in community settings.

The program provides students with applied courses in family dynamics, community mental health, therapeutic approaches, crisis intervention, etc. while understanding both positive mental health and exploring prevention, detection and supportive programming for individuals and families. Students are also exposed to the practical applications of current research in the field of mental health and develop an understanding of risk and protective factors and early intervention applications.

A unique characteristic of this Graduate Certificate Program is characterized in a second semester 'Community Outreach' course where emphasis is placed on contributing to and aiding in the development of best practices in the field. In this integrated field/community outreach course, teams of students will develop modules based on best practices in mental health detection, prevention, outreach, etc. and deliver these modules to mental health service providers, social service agencies and/or community groups thereby contributing to expanding the knowledge of mental health practices to the broader community.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in community studies, health and public safety and/or a related program
  • English proficiency at the college level.

Applicant Selection:

  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of the following:
    • Previous scholastic record and/or work experience in a related field.

Fees

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Your Career

Your career will be enhanced through the development of qualifications necessary to provide positive mental health outcomes to individuals and their families in crisis. The combination of theoretical and practical course content provides students with the knowledge, skills, and judgment to contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing when working with individuals, families or in community settings.

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.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
MHI100 Introduction to Mental Health
MHI101 Diversity: Building Resilience
MHI406 Dynamics of the Family
PSY119 Health Psychology
SOC119 Sociology of Health
 
Semester 2
MHI200 Trauma Methods and Practice
MHI214 Community Outreach
MHI304 Crisis Counselling
MHI402 Health Promotion and Education
MHI403 Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health
MHI504 Understanding Addiction

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
MHI100 Introduction to Mental Health
MHI101 Diversity: Building Resilience
MHI406 Dynamics of the Family
PSY119 Health Psychology
SOC119 Sociology of Health
 
Semester 2
MHI200 Trauma Methods and Practice
MHI214 Community Outreach
MHI304 Crisis Counselling
MHI402 Health Promotion and Education
MHI403 Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health
MHI504 Understanding Addiction

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Bridget Devries
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55180
Bridget.Devries@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Bridget Devries
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55180
Bridget.Devries@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
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
Additional Contacts:
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