SOWK6316 (Elective)

Practical issues in mental health care

This course covers the theoretical knowledge and practical skills on practice issues mental health workers face in their daily professional practices including handling psychiatric crises such as suicide and psychiatric relapse; providing practical advice to clients and families such as medication compliance and handling disturbing behaviours and emotions; working with other professionals; documenting services rendered to clients and the families; and dealing with legal issues. A case study approach is adopted. Assessment: 100% coursework