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Advanced Certificate of Mental Health

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Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

The Advanced Certificate of Mental Health is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide a range of community services to meet the needs of clients who may have mental health issues. You will learn to provide services to people with complex needs, deliver targeted specialised client services based on individual case management and intervention in the context and across the range of settings where mental health work occurs.  This work provides a person-centred approach to care, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the client, their carer/s and family.

The Advanced Certificate of Mental Health will enable you to contribute to the recovery of people affected by a mental illness, their carer/s and families.  You will also learn how to conduct assessments and will also teach you how to work effectively with clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues and provides a basic introduction to values, services and approaches applied to work in this sector. This online mental health program will also show you how to work within an organisation’s counselling framework and how to enable clients to identify and work through concerns while supporting clients in planning a course of action.

Course Structure

CHCAOD008 - Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

  • Client needs and goals
  • Complex and multiple needs
  • Co-morbidity
  • Drug use and psychological illness
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)
  • Autism
  • 3 assessment categories
  • AOD assessment tools
  • Genograms
  • Drug assessment
  • Risk assessment checklists
  • SMART goals
  • Goal setting
  • Models and techniques to meet outcomes
  • Three counselling models
  • Behaviour therapy
  • Intervention and support strategies
  • Goal recognition
  • Negotiation
  • Short-term programs
  • Long-term programs
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cessation of drug use
  • Self-help groups
  • AOD age relevant treatments
  • Indigenous people and AOD
  • Developing rapport with clients
  • Involving family and carers
  • Legal and health issues
  • Addictions
  • Overdoses
  • Nutrition
  • Self-harm
  • Mandated treatment
  • Counselling competencies
  • Advanced therapeutic techniques
  • Group facilitations
  • Documenting client interventions
  • Personal and agency liability
  • Case management plans
  • Client social and emotional needs
  • Sexuality issues
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Isolation, rural and geographical issues
  • Grief and loss
  • EEO agencies
  • Limits and role boundaries
  • Client referrals and services
  • Monitor client progress
  • Client relapse
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • Supporting client needs
  • Family sensitive practices

CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

  • Historical contexts
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
  • Cultural patterns of alcohol consumption
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Social, political and economic contexts
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Gender differences
  • Age differences
  • National drug strategies
  • Economic costs of misuse
  • Types of drugs
  • Drug and alcohol dependency
  • Understanding dependency
  • Models of treatment
  • Health and safety
  • Critical incidents
  • Crisis situations
  • Managing clients
  • Daily living assistance
  • Vulnerabilities and risk areas
  • Health promotion
  • Communication skills
  • Sharing information
  • Individual differences and culture
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ethical guidelines
  • Duty of care
  • Legislation
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Sustainable practice
  • Client confidentiality
  • Privacy principles
  • Effective work practices

CHCMH402B - Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

  • Different mental health diagnoses
  • Recovery processes
  • Psychiatric diagnoses
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Childhood disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Determining a diagnosis
  • DSM-IV classification system
  • Biopsychosocial model
  • Service range for mental health diagnoses
  • Client therapy services
  • Self-perception and self-esteem issues
  • Negative labelling
  • Functional skills of the client
  • Social well-being of the client
  • Financial well-being of the client
  • Employment and mental wellness
  • Adjustments after diagnosis of mental illness
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Social barriers with mental health issues
  • Guides and fact sheets
  • Encouraging support strategies
  • Support for families and carers
  • Emotional effects
  • Positive attitudes
  • Destructive or damaging behaviours
  • Working towards a positive outcome

CHCMH401A - Work effectively in mental health settings

  • Historical context of the sector
  • Social impact of mental illness
  • Myths and facts of mental illness
  • Political and economic impact of mental illness
  • Health care organisations and specialists
  • Confidentiality and privacy legislation
  • Early intervention
  • Respite care
  • Case management
  • Crisis situation responses
  • Supported employment
  • Psychosocial / psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Clubhouse models
  • Voluntary / involuntary admissions
  • Duty of care
  • Medication
  • Police role in mental illness
  • Community treatment orders (CTOs)
  • Views of key stakeholders
  • Mental health sector information
  • Planning and conducting interviews
  • Values and central philosophies
  • Holistic care
  • Person-centred approach
  • Family sensitive approaches
  • Mental health community education
  • Access and equity principles
  • Legislation
  • Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA)
  • Service planning and support activities
  • Client rights
  • Personal values and attitudes
  • Community service workers
  • Mutual respect
  • Mission statement
  • Ethics
  • National Standards for Mental Health Services
  • Range mental health services
  • When to refer clients
  • Policies and procedures
  • Client referrals
  • Client recovery process
  • Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT)
  • Forensic mental health services
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Community mental health teams
  • Mobile intensive treatment teams
  • Psychiatric services units
  • Children and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
  • Older person’s mental health services

CHCCW503A - Work intensively with clients

  • High-quality case work
  • Setting goals
  • Strategies and activities
  • Behaviour change and goals
  • Code of ethics / conduct
  • Client rights
  • Client responsibilities
  • Optimising outcomes
  • Monitoring
  • Negotiating changes
  • Crisis management
  • Emergency services
  • Key performance indicators
  • Case closure plan
  • Specialist services
  • Severity of client needs
  • Agreed goals and outcomes
  • Community and family support
  • Monitor progress
  • Transition process
  • Ongoing resources and support

CHCCSL007 - Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

  • Clients aims and requirements
  • Record-keeping
  • Confidentiality
  • Content of records
  • Retention of records and outdated records
  • Aims and requirements
  • Encourage clients to feel at ease and express themselves
  • Practical goals and requirements
  • Potential courses of action
  • Client referrals
  • Achieve a course of action
  • Features of likely consequences
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each course of action
  • Document decisions and agreed support
  • Review sessions close and discharge

CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs

  • Understanding of issues clients are facing
  • Mental illness
  • Mental disorder
  • Predicators to addictive personalities
  • Imprisonment
  • Physical victimisation
  • Family / domestic violence
  • Homelessness
  • Child protection
  • Disability
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Grief
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Cultural, religious and linguistic diversity
  • Access and equity to services
  • Policing and justice systems
  • Psychotic illnesses
  • Stigma associated with complex needs
  • Mental illness
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • WHS assessment
  • Building rapport
  • Personal boundaries
  • Behavioural issues and concerns
  • Strategies to diffuse or prevent
  • Functional analysis
  • Assess and prioritise needs
  • Identify client needs and safety
  • Coordinate a plan for services required
  • Client goals
  • Access / negotiate resources needed
  • Allocation of funding
  • Funding for asylum seekers
  • Communicating and sharing information
  • Privacy
  • Client feedback

CHCAOD007 - Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Prepare client for possible relapse
  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • High-risk situations
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Relapse prevention plan
  • Coping with high-risk situations
  • Enhancing self-efficacy
  • Relapse management plan
  • Promote client participation
  • Signs of relapse / triggers
  • Contingency or backup plan
  • Permission thoughts
  • Self-help groups
  • Stress management strategies
  • Coping with cravings
  • Recognition of client’s skills and strengths
  • Client interventions
  • Report and document information
  • Use correct AOD terminology
  • Privacy legislation

CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol
  • Stimulant psychosis
  • Amphetamine psychosis
  • Disinhibition
  • Nature and range of potential risk
  • Physical, emotional and drug-related factors
  • Delusions
  • Self-harm
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Risk assessment matrix
  • Response plan
  • Homelessness
  • Proactive intervention
  • Drug abuse and addiction
  • Passive self-defense
  • Proactive support strategies
  • General skill development
  • Stimulus control strategies
  • Instructional control
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Health and safety
  • Code of ethics
  • Duty of care
  • Professional negligence
  • Understanding the response plan
  • Intervention and Response Plan (IPRP)
  • Differential Reinforcement of other Behaviour (DRO)
  • Positive planning
  • Initial response strategies
  • Strengths-based support
  • Physical intervention
  • Legislation
  • Duty of care
  • Consent and guardianship
  • Ethical issues
  • Use of restraint or seclusion
  • Crisis response
  • Behaviour management
  • Evaluate worker abilities to implement response plan
  • Effectiveness of response plan
  • Functional assessment
  • Multi-element support plans
  • Reactive strategies
  • Risk management
  • Monitor intrusive strategies
  • Complete documentation
  • Comply with reporting requirements
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Policy and protocols
  • Emergency procedures
  • Computer security

CHCCSL003 - Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

  • Identify concerns
  • Underlying issues
  • Explore presenting issues
  • Suicide threats
  • Concerns in relationships
  • Questioning and paraphrasing
  • Enable clients
  • Strong emotional reactions
  • Identify indicators
  • Referrals
  • Organisation requirements
  • Ambivalence of clients
  • Support clients
  • Parallels and links
  • Interventions
  • Facilitate client understanding
  • Identify client strengths
  • Explore perceptions
  • Anchoring
  • Develop personal change tactics
  • Facilitate change
  • Ethical codes of conduct
  • Counselling conclusion
  • Utilise / develop boundaries
  • Further support
  • Identify unresolved issues

CHCAOD510B - Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues

  • Meeting client needs
  • Effective working relationships
  • Client rights
  • Goals and action plans
  • Care programs
  • Service providers
  • Provide relevant information to clients
  • Daily living assistance
  • AOD assessment
  • Intermediate intervention
  • Basic first aid
  • Alcohol and first aid
  • Work health and safety
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Duty of care
  • Risk assessment
  • Harm minimisation
  • Relapse intervention
  • Prevention strategies and prevention
  • Contingency plans
  • Self-help groups
  • Relapse indicators
  • Recovery treatment
  • Additional service and support needs
  • Treatments and rehabilitation
  • Emergency services
  • Charities
  • Client issues outside the scope of service
  • Referral protocols and procedures
  • Case management requirements
  • Client progress
  • Review goals and actions plans
  • Revise action plans and timelines
  • Case review (reports)
  • Client exit from program
  • Transfers or exclusions
  • Successful exits
  • Evaluate client work
  • Review outcomes
  • Discuss outcomes with client
  • Feedback
  • Self-reflection
  • Performance evaluations

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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  • 7 day administrative, tutor and technical support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
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