Mental Health and Disability Management - 475
- First program in Ontario to focus on Mental Health and Disability Management.
- Flexible learning available based on 2 program delivery options.
What you’ll learn
- Learn about mental health and disability separately in Semester 1 and how clients present with complex conditions as part of dual diagnoses in Semester 2.
- Practice intervention strategies appropriate for clients and families.
- Engage in simulation exercises that build awareness and empathy.
- Develop knowledge translation skills to successfully work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Work directly with clients or behind the scenes through research or policy development.
- Fall intake: 3 semesters (40 weeks) with classes offered in the evenings using a blended delivery (Fall: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 pm to 8:30 pm; Winter: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5 pm to 8:30 pm); Spring field placement is in-person and unpaid.
- Winter intake: 3 semesters (40 weeks) with classes offered fully online in the Winter and Spring semesters; Fall field placement is in-person and unpaid.
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- A minimum two-year college diploma or university degree in Community or Health Services. Applicants with degrees in unrelated fields may be admitted on the basis of having completed a significant number of related courses in these preferred academic areas
- Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment
- Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended
- Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 560 (83 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Tuition and Fees
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Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
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Course Overview & Descriptions
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How you'll gain skills
- Complete a capstone project that allows students from the Mental Health and Disability Management and Brain Disorders Management programs to work collaboratively, using problem-based learning.
- Receive hands-on experience through a field placement.
- Engage in simulation exercises to practise clinical interviewing skills and awareness about mental health conditions.
- Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to field placements within or outside the Hamilton region
- Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter placement
- Students may be required to complete various Immunizations and Disease Screening protocols required by some field placement agencies
For more information regarding the 336 hour unpaid field placement, please contact anita.okeeffe [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Field%20Placement%20Inquiry, body: Hello%20Anita%2C%0A) (the field placement specialist.)
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Your future career options
- Support clients through the use of informal counselling techniques, return to work planning, and life skills training
- Engage in research or policy development
Where you could work includes:
- School boards
- Long-term care facilities
- Research institutions
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Early Childhood Education (Intensive)
- Social Service Worker (Intensive)
- Recreation Therapy (Intensive)
- Early Childhood Education
- Social Service Worker
- Educational Support
- Recreation Therapy
- Child and Youth Care
- Autism and Behavioural Science
- Concurrent Disorders
- Brain Disorders Management
- Community and Social Service Management
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
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