IMHA 313 - Interventions

This course introduces students to evidence-based practices and effective counseling through evidence-based intervention strategies to support recovery from mental health and substance-use challenges. Through the use of case studies and experiential learning, students acquire skills and competencies to facilitate recovery. Students will learn specific approaches, including stages-of-change theory, motivational interviewing, CBT, and trauma-informed practice.


Hours:  45 (Lecture Hours: 45)




Non-Course Prerequisites:


Pre- or Co-Requisites:
IMHA 310


Course Content:
- Overview of philosophical principles and theoretical orientations underlying counselling-based recovery 
- Stages-of-change theory
- Motivational interviewing
- Trauma-informed practice


Learning Outcomes: - Demonstrate knowledge of philosophical principles and theoretical orientations underlying different approaches to recovery from mental health and addictions challenges 
- Apply evidence-based interventions, strategies, and best practices for implementing positive change
- Apply appropriate intervention to support families affected by addiction and mental health
- Demonstrate knowledge of the effects and purposes of medical and physical interventions, including medication and education.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of intervention plans and strategies, making accommodations for change when needed


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.