Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: OHTH5925C

Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4364 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8268

Course Contact Email: chris.walters@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.

This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

This course addresses three units of competency:

- Work with people with mental health issues CHCMHS001
- provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues CHCMHS005
AND
- Assess co-existing needs CHCCCS004 

These units are delivered and assessed together


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

Element:

1. Establish respectful relationships with people with mental health issues

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Communicate in a way that develops and maintains respect, hope, trust and self-direction 1.2 Work in a way that reflects and prioritises the person's right to self define and direct their own recovery 1.3 Recognise and respect the person's social, cultural and spiritual differences 1.4 Support the person to understand and exercise their rights 1.5 Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person within organisation policy and protocols

Element:

2. Determine the needs of people with mental health issues

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Gather and interpret information about the person's needs from the person and other agreed sources 2.2 Identify and discuss with the person services and strategies that support empowerment and recovery 2.3 Support the person to express their own identity and preferences and avoid imposing own values and attitudes 2.4 Identify duty of care and dignity of risk considerations in collaboration with the person

Element:

3. Work with people with mental health issues to meet aspirations and needs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Provide support that facilitates progress towards the person's goals in collaboration with the person and their care network 3.2 Work in ways that uphold the person's rights 3.3 Adapt service delivery within organisation policies and procedures to meet the person's specific needs and requirements 3.4 Document interactions and services according to organisation policy and procedures 3.5 Respond promptly and supportively to people experiencing distress or crisis 3.6 Work within the limits of own knowledge, abilities and work role and make referrals to other services as indicated by the person's needs


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements


Details of Learning Activities

 

In class: Class lectures and exercises, group discussion and practical demonstrations.

 


Teaching Schedule

 

Cluster 4

Co-Morbidity : CHCMH001

                           CHCMH004

                           CHCMH005

Class

Topic

Content

Assessment Details

Week1

VDDI

Dual Diagnosis in victoria

 

 

 

MH interventions/ tools explored

 

Week 2

MH  Assessment /screening tools

Comprehensive screening and assessment tools explored for clients with complex needs

 

 

MH  Assessment /screening tools

Comprehensive screening and assessment tools explored for clients with complex needs

 

 

 

Identifying and responding to clients with dual issues

 

Week 3

MH issues

Research one MH issue in class ( pairs)

 

 

MH issues

Research one MH issue

 

 

MH issues

Present MH issue to class 15 mins per pair

 

Week 4

Complex care clients

MSE, MH interventions etc work in pairs to complete MSE ( role play)

 

 

Complex care clients

ITP for ‘James’ based on new evidence

 

 

Complex care clients

MSE for James stage 3

Completed Mental State Exam file for James (part 3)to be entered in his file this week

Week 5

Complex care services in Victoria

Looking at client ‘James’ various co morbidity issues

 

 

Complex care services in Victoria

Which services would best provide for his complex needs

 

 

Complex care services in Victoria

Arbias, MH / dual issues

Appropriate services for ‘James’ stage 3 in current complex care state to be identified this week

Week 6

Recovery processes

Recovery concepts explored in relation to ‘James’

 

 

 

Recovery processes

translate assessment information into recovery-focused care planning.

 

 

Recovery processes

further develop the practice of motivational

enhancement skills during assessment and case planning.

Completed client file including recovery process to be submitted this week



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

None


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment 1: Completion of Mental State Exam with fictitious client for client file

Assessment 2: Identification of appropriate complex care services for fictitious client for case file

Assessment 3: Final submission of completed file, including recovery process notes


Assessment Tasks

 

 

Assessment 1: Week 4 of cluster: Completion of Mental State Exam with fictitious client for client file

Assessment 2: Week 5 of cluster: Identification of appropriate complex care services for fictitious client for case file

Assessment 3: Week 6 of cluster: Final submission of completed file, including recovery process notes


Assessment Matrix

 

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrix's are available through program administration

 

Other Information

 

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of implications of plagiarism.

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see:
http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.

If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity
The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.

Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
• Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.

For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Conduct Regulations – http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=r7a7an6qug93

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com

Complaints Procedure:
RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.

Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.

Student Complaints Policy: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/studentcomplaintspolicy
Student complaints Procedure: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=i1lexipvjt22
Student Complaints Form: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/v4ujvmyojugxz.pdf

 

Police Checks
Students must obtain their own police check by the due date and pay the associated costs. Students who do not obtain a required police clearance by the due date shall not be able to undertake a practical placement or work experience activity that requires a Police Check.

The University shall not be obligated to organise a placement for a student who does not wish to obtain a Police Check.

Where required by the workplace, students shall provide a copy of their police check on request.

If a student is rejected by a workplace on the basis of a Police Check, the following actions shall occur, as appropriate:
- advise the student of the outcome; and
- discuss placement options with the student; and/or
- provide program and career counselling.

RMIT will not store Police Checks on student files.


Early Termination of Placement

Under section 6 of the WIL Procedure, a placement may be ended early by the host organisation or School due to the student’s conduct and/or performance during the placement.

Possible reasons for such decisions may include, but are not limited to-

• failure to follow processes required for safety
• breach of client or patient confidentiality
• failure to comply with the instructions of supervisors
• or other unprofessional behaviour

Where a placement ends early, a meeting will be convened to discuss the sequence of events that led to the termination. This meeting will precede any consideration of a student’s progress by the Progress Panel (if applicable) or Program Assessment Board.
 

 

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