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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Credential Earned
Ontario College Certificate

Delivery
Online

Program Intake Semester Based
Open

children in classroom

PROGRAM LENGTH
1 year program with up to 5 years to complete from start date. Note: Only courses taken within 5 years may be applied toward the program certificate.

In order to achieve the certificate students must have been accepted through OCAS prior to completing 50% of the courses.

Overview

Enhance your knowledge of various emotional and psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents including characteristics, treatments and causal factors. Learn how to use effective intervention strategies to manage aggressive behavior in children and adolescents and how to apply evidence based intervention techniques when dealing with individuals with a variety of identifications. Learn various approaches to working collaboratively with children and adolescents who are taking psychotropic medications, their parents, and other community agencies. Register and take individual courses without meeting all program admission requirements if you do not plan to achieve the Ontario College Certificate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

You are able to register and take individual courses without meeting all admission requirement if you do not plan to achieve the Ontario College Certificate. To earn the full post-secondary certificate for Child and Adolescent Mental Health you must have the following requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with Grade 12 English (C, U) or equivalent.
  • Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program).

Option 1 Mature students can choose to undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

Option 2 Mature students may choose to successfully complete the Child and Adolescent Mental Health CM1903-Communications with a minimum grade of 60% or higher. Please Note: Computer proficiency is highly recommended.

COURSES YOU WILL TAKE

Course Information
Domestic $367.48
International $859.30

Plus required textbook to be ordered at www.textnet.ca

Course Description

Students will learn about the neurodevelopmental and behavioural aspects of people with autism spectrum disorder, previously labelled as five different syndromes under the autism spectrum disorder umbrella. Students will learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnostics tools, research-based interventions, and will cover autism spectrum disorder from birth to adulthood.

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Course Information
Domestic $367.48
International $859.30

Plus required textbook to be ordered at www.textnet.ca

Course Description

In this course, students will develop their application of contemporary English grammar standards and organizational writing patterns, which together create a strong foundation for organizing and writing tasks in subsequent communications courses.

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Course Information
Domestic $386.35
International $913.30

Plus required textbook to be ordered at www.textnet.ca

Course Description

This course educates students about drug and alcohol use and the abuse of various substances in the body and how it affects ones Behaviour. An introduction to the science of Pharmacology is included and students will study a number of drugs such as: alcohol, nicotine, prescription drugs, hallucinogens, cocaine, narcotics and marijuana, inhalants and steroids. They will also examine concepts of clinical practice and program design and learn how and when to apply them.

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Course Information
Domestic $386.35
International $913.30

Plus required textbook to be ordered at www.textnet.ca

Course Description

This course is intended to teach students how to effectively respond to clients who are exposed to stress and uncertainty within a helping profession. In this highly interactive course, participants will study effective strategies and techniques for the management of conflicts and communications in stressful situations. Best practices in care-giving situations will be studies along with the impact of personal values, intuitional settings, and other factors on dysfunctional behaviour. Self care and self-evaluation of the care giver is emphasized.

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Course Information
Domestic $386.35
International $913.30

Plus required textbook to be ordered at www.textnet.ca

Course Description

Students will examine the interconnectedness of family relationships and their effect on common abnormal psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent populations. This course will review the developmental stages, familial structures and family functions through the lens of family systems theory. Students will also explore the environmental effects and their influences on the family as a dynamic entity.

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Course Information
Domestic $367.48
International $859.30

Plus required textbook to be ordered at www.textnet.ca

Course Description

Using a developmental psychology lens this course focuses on providing students with an opportunity to improve understanding of self. Through personal reflection students will examine the human lifespan from conception and prenatal development through old age and death. Students will gain understanding and perspective of their development across physical, cognitive, social and personality contexts. Examination of fundamental theories, historical arguments/perspectives and current issues provide opportunity for critical thinking and application of influences to one’s development within the student’s life.

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Course Information
Domestic $386.35
International $913.30

Plus required textbook to be ordered at www.textnet.ca

Course Description

To understand complicated mental health disorders common to infant, child and adolescents, students will review a variety of abnormal cognitive and behavioural disorders. This course will emphasize an understanding of the behaviours and the daily effects and challenges on the mental health of the infant, child, and adolescent population.

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Courses Available at a Later Date

  • Alternative Interventions
  • Building Family Support
  • Introductions to Social Problems
  • Working with Diversity
  • Capstone

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