BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-230 - Mental Health Wellness and Challenges - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-230 - Mental Health Wellness and Challenges - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts and principles of long-term care for individuals and families with chronic, complex mental health problems and/or developmental needs. They will also explore the difference between long-term care and short-term care treatment approaches. Areas of focus will include contemporary approaches (rehabilitative, habilitative and palliative care). Case studies will include but not be limited to organic illness, genetic mental disability, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychotic and neurotic conditions, personality disorders, impact of trauma and multi-generational trauma. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools, including the intergenerational impacts by providing students with the opportunity to learn specifically about trauma and multi-generational impact of residential schools.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Diploma - Aboriginal Community and Health Diploma
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Diploma - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ACHD 224,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • recognize a clear definition between mental disorder and a mental health problems;

  • understand that mental health problems can occur due to internal causes such as inadequate coping skills or external ones such as unjust social structure, family or community tensions;

  • analyze and critically explain the psychological and behavioral consequences of sexual abuse;

  • communicate concepts of: logical principles of mental health, clinical diagnosis, and symptomological considerations;

  • apply concepts and principles of long and short- term care methods for individual and families with complex mental health problems;

  • compare and contrast contemporary approaches and methods with Aboriginal methods and traditional practices;

  • review the BC health service principles of universality, accessibility, comprehensiveness, portability and public administration as it relates to long and short term care and Aboriginal communities; and

  • translate the impact of Residential School on the mental health and well being of Aboriginal families and communities.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Donnelly, Joseph W., Eburne, Norm & Kettleson, Mark. (2001). Mental health: dimensions of self-esteem and emotional well-being. Toronto: Benjamin Cummings.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM07 Jan 202427 Jan 2024
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM05 Jan 202525 Jan 2025