IMHA 315 - Practicum

This practicum course provides students with an opportunity to develop an advanced level of practice within the health care system by integrating newly acquired knowledge and skills. Students will be placed in at least two of the following settings: acute care, tertiary care, or community care. Under the direct supervision of a preceptor and faculty advisor, students will experience and respond to increasingly more complex situations.

 

Hours:  45 (Lecture Hours: 45)

 

Prerequisites:
IMHA 310, IMHA 311, IMHA 312, IMHA 313, and IMHA 314

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:
Program admission

 

Co-Requisites:
None

 

Course Content:
- Perspectives, values, and principles that inform treatment of mental health and substance use
- Discipline-based knowledge in working with families
- Critical thinking and evidence-based practice
- Effective therapeutic relationships with individuals, groups, and families
- Interprofessional collaboration
- Personal and professional accountability      

 

Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the perspectives, values, and principles that inform leading practice and attitudes about mental health, substance use, and concurrent conditions
- Apply comprehensive knowledge of mental health, substance use, and concurrent conditions in work with individuals, families, and groups
- Use critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice in the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of person-centered support strategies and care
- Establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with individuals, groups, and families to facilitate change, recovery, and wellness in a collaborative and culturally respectful manner
- Work effectively in an interprofessional and collaborative care context with individuals, families, groups, agencies, and systems
- Practice responsibly and ethically, demonstrating a commitment to personal and professional accountability

 

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.