Community Mental Health and the Recovery Model

School of Professional Psychology and Health ICPW 6545 2.00

This course will introduce students to community mental health as expressed in the Wellness and Recovery Model and through Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act. Students will learn effective strategies to manage the complexities of delivering mental health services to marginalized populations in settings that go beyond private practice to include community-based clinics, hospitals, and agencies. The course will describe and evaluate service delivery using innovative approaches that engage clients where they are and how they can best integrate mental health resources. Recovery-based language, strength-based communication, resiliency, and the foundations of recovery and wellness will be discussed. ICPW student

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