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DIS 205 Working with Mental Health Providers in the Community

Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the mental health issues people with disabilities encounter throughout their life. Students will be exposed to the process of identification, diagnosis, treatment of mental health disorders, prevention, access to services and resources by mental health providers. Students will learn how to help families and caregivers explore ways in which they can promote positive mental health in individuals with disabilities. Students will learn to provide families and caregivers with support and direction on how to access resources and services that will help enhance emotional wellbeing and full inclusion. Students will participate in fieldwork experience that will provide hands-on learning opportunities in an organization supporting people with disabilities.


4 credits