IMHA 311 - Therapeutic Relationships

This course provides foundational knowledge to support individuals and families involved in mental health and substance issues.  Concepts regarding multiculturalism, diversity, and equality are explored through a strength-based, collaborative, and recovery-oriented framework.


Hours:  45 (Lecture Hours: 45)




Non-Course Prerequisites:


Pre- or Co-Requisites:
IMHA 310


Course Content: - Introduction to helping model
- Values in action
- Active listening
- Sharing empathic highlights
- Probing and summarizing
- Working with resistance
- Helping clients help themselves


Learning Outcomes: - Critically reflect upon and identify the way in which personal values and beliefs affect interpersonal relationships  - Demonstrate competence in the application of micro-counselling skills 
- Use effective listening skills and strategies to facilitate recovery and change in all phases of a therapeutic alliance  - Demonstrate competence in the application and appropriate use of crisis intervention and solution-focused models
- Apply a collaborative approach to engage in all aspects of practice


Grading System: Letter Grades


Passing Grade: C+


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.