Through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health program, you will enhance your knowledge of various emotional and psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents including characteristics, treatments and causal factors. You’ll learn how to use effective intervention strategies to manage aggressive behaviour in children and adolescents and how to apply evidence-based intervention techniques when dealing with individuals with a variety of identifications. You will learn various approaches to working collaboratively with children and adolescents who are taking psychotropic medications, their parents, and other community agencies.
You can apply for transfer credits for courses you took at another college or university at a cost of $25.00 per application per course. If this is the case I suggest you look at the course descriptions on our website to see which ones you think are a close match and apply for those: http://www.northernc.on.ca/
Please follow the instructions on the Northern College website to get the most current application form:
2. Scroll to bottom of screen and select “Student Portal” under the Quick Links
3. Select “Academic Services” on the left under Quick Links
4. Review the documents at bottom of page Advanced Standing Details
5. Select, complete and return the “Advanced Standing Transfer Credit External” form with payment
Once we receive the completed form and payment, we will forward the whole package to the instructor for evaluation.
Program Book List
|Child and Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program|
|Course Name||Textbook||Edition||Optional / Recommended / Required||ISBN#|
|MH2003||Alternative Interventions||Choices: Interviewing and Counselling Skills for Canadians, 6th Ed. (2017)
Pearson Education Canada: Toronto, ON, Canada.
|6th (2017)||Recommended||ISBN: 9780134005140|
|PF2073||Behaviour & Drugs||Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, First Canadian Edition
Levinthal, C., Hamilton, T.
|1st Canadian Ed.||Optional||ISBN 9780205968251|
|AA3063||Building Family Support||Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: An Introduction to Family Social Work, 4th Ed.(2013)
Collins, Jordan & Coleman
|4th (2013)||Recommended||ISBN: 9781133312628
|PS2005||Child and Adolescent Psychopathology||Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, 8th Ed. (2014)
Wicks-Nelson, R., Israel, A.
Pearson Education. Canada.
|8th (2014)||Optional||ISBN: 9780133766981 (book)|
|CM1903||Communications||Business Communication Essentials, Fourth Canadian Edition, Bovee, Thill, Pearson Education Canada||Optional||ISBN- 9780133948219|
|Lifespan Development, 6th Canadian Ed. (2018)
Bee, H., Boyd, D. & Johnson, P
|6th (2018)||Optional||ISBN 9780134431314
Student Copy: 9780134744131
|AA2063||Introduction to Autism
|Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Guide For General Practitioners (2014)
American Psychological Association
|Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective. Fourth Edition (2015)
Tepperman & Curtis
Oxford University Press: Canada.
|4th (2015)||Optional||ISBN: 9780199009091|
|MH1033||Working with Diversity||Society: The Basics, Sixth Canadian Ed. (2017)
Macionis J., Jansson M., Benoit C., Burkowicz
Pearson Education, Canada
|MH1013||Working with the Family|| The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives, 6th Edition (2014)
Ward M., Belanger M.,
Nelson Education. Scarborough, ON, Canada.
|6th (2014)||Optional||ISBN: 9780176660871|
|MH1003||Crisis and Behaviour Intervention|| Crisis Intervention Strategies, 8th Ed. (2017)
James R. & Gilliland B. Nelson Publishing.
|8th (2017)||Optional||ISBN: 9781305271470|
Courses in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program
This course emphasizes the continuity of development throughout the lifespan. It will focus on the interrelationships among the different stages of the lifespan and among the physical, cognitive, social and personality development. The course will cover the lifespan from the crucial prenatal period through late adulthood, as well as, death and the grieving process.
This course will not only assist students in recognizing and understanding social problems but also encourage them to view these social problems in a theoretical and critical manner. Students will be challenged to recognize the multifaceted and broader impact of social problems and consider their own personal and professional duty to recognize when a child’s identified problems are potentially caused or exacerbated by one or more of these social problems.
The Capstone Consolidation course is the final course for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program. The course is designed to allow students to demonstrate the knowledge they have attained throughout the program. The course consists of five project options of which student must complete one.
Building Family Supports is designed to introduce the students to the philosophy and practice of successfully engaging and working with families within a collaborative team approach. The intent is to assist family members to achieve optimal positive outcomes through partnerships and trust. This course will introduce students to the myriad of service options and service coordination responsibilities involved in delivering human services to families in Ontario.
The Behaviour and Drugs course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of pharmacokinetics (the movement of drugs through the body, including administration, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and pharmacodynamics (the mechanism of action of drugs). In this course, we will be examining how different drugs affect the body and mind. We will also look at issues such as tolerance, dependence, and the therapeutic use of commonly abused drugs in society and examine the behaviours that accompany them.
This course will assist the learner in developing a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Characteristics of Autism will be explored; the triad of common difficulties will be explained and used as a basis for better understanding of individuals with an ASD. The learner will identify the particular needs of individuals with an ASD, as well as the needs of the family, the school, and the community. Evidence based intervention techniques will be studied in order to provide the learner with recognized intervention methods when dealing with individuals with an ASD.
This course will introduce students to the basics of the helping process. Its purpose is to demystify the process and provide students with a framework as well as the basic skills for helping. The focus will be on understanding the foundation and values inherent in helping and developing the skills to empower children, youth and families through difficult times. Topics covered include the relationship building, interviewing skills and activity programming.
This course explores the impact and reciprocal nature of the family on children and adolescents through an understanding of systems theory, attachment theory and family dynamics. The learner will be provided with strategies helpful in engaging families in working with school and community agencies.