Course Title: Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5606C

Course Title: Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5289 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

Course Contact : Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:xenia.girdler@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to provide advanced support strategies for people with mental illness and psychiatric disabilities. Advanced supports involve analysis within a mental health diagnostic framework and the planning and implementation of psychosocial rehabilitation for specific client outcomes


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMH501A Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

Element:

1.Determine support and service requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine the possible complexities of client's and carer's needs based on an analysis within a mental health diagnostic framework
1.2 Determine most appropriate assessment strategies based on client information, client and carer context and mental health diagnostic framework
1.3 Determine most appropriate assessment strategies to best capture complexities of client and carer issues due to issues other than mental health
1.4 Confirm the appropriateness, validity and strength of the assessment relative to needs of client and carer
1.5 Gather resources required to complete the assessment
1.6 Determine availability of client and carer according to organisation protocols
1.7 Determine availability of appropriate space, if required
1.8 Conduct the assessment in accordance with client and carer pace and intensity requirements

Element:

2.Prepare for support and service requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review possible complexities of client and carer needs based on an analysis within a mental health diagnostic framework, and with reference to assessment information
2.2 Review complexities of client and carer needs within a context of the recovery process
2.3 Review literature on best practice that is relevant to the client and carer
2.4 Determine most appropriate support and service strategies based on client assessment and research information
2.5 Identify possible interaction effects when multiple interventions are involved
2.6 Determine appropriate outcomes and outcome indicators for specific interventions
2.7 Determine risks associated with planned intervention and take appropriate action
2.8 Gather resources to provide support, in line with client's needs and recovery plan specifications

Element:

3.Conduct supports and other service delivery

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Confirm the client and carer understanding of the support to be provided and desired outcomes
3.2 Obtain informed consent from client before commencing support activities
3.3 Clarify any misunderstanding or confusion experienced by client and/or carer
3.4 Work with client and carer to develop a support plan in the context of recovery
3.5 Work with client and carer to determine appropriate roles of client, carer, worker and others in the intervention
3.6 Monitor participation of client, carer (and others) against progress toward desired outcome/s
3.7 Identify and note any difficulties experienced by client and/or carer completing support activity requirements
3.8 Work with client and carer to adjust support strategy and/or revise outcomes
3.9 Identify and manage compliance issues, including subjective and objective reporting of client's response to the intervention
3.10 Seek assistance when the client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority, skills and/or knowledge

Element:

4.Recognise and deal with trauma

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify indicators of trauma for client and/or carer
4.2 Identify own service capacity to meet client and/or carer trauma issues
4.3 Identify impact of trauma on client's mental health issues
4.4 Apply accepted procedures to evaluate the options of bringing in specialist support and/or appropriate referral

Element:

5.Evaluate effectiveness of services provided and adjust as required

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Work collaboratively with client and carer to determine and measure outcomes of support and/or services provided in the context of goals identified in the recovery plan
5.2 Identify specific strengths of service provided and determine their relevance in the context of ongoing recovery
5.3 Identify and discuss with client and carer any new or ongoing difficulties and concerns where change or enhancement of supports and services are required for continued recovery
5.4 Identify and negotiate with client and carer potential changes to recovery goals, services to be provided and/or referral options as a basis for continued recovery
5.5 Adjust recovery plan and service delivery to strengthen achievements and support and promote ongoing recovery

Element:

6.Report and document information

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Document information about service delivery, outcomes, issues and revisions according to the organisation's protocols
6.2 Observe privacy and confidentiality requirements when reporting interventions
6.3 Use appropriate terminology to document consumer response, outcomes and identified problems related to the intervention

Element:

7.Maintain safety in practice

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Use conflict resolution and negotiation as appropriate
7.2 Take appropriate action to ensure safety of self, client and others
7.3 Acknowledge limits of own abilities and make referrals as appropriate in accordance with organisation policies and available resources
7.4 Seek emergency assistance as required


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

The course is made up of a mixture of: workshops - facilitated by leading industry experts, small group assignments and work-based reflections and assessments which encourage experiential learning. This range of learning and assessment methods is a deliberate attempt to harness and utilise your diverse skill base and current capacity to work in the sector. Guest facilitators and speakers will be brought in from a wide range of disciplines and service areas to enhance your learning. Areas to be covered will include: clinical and non-clinical assessment and management, culturally sensitive practice, counselling and support, forensic services and pharmacotherapy. There will also be opportunities for you to share your knowledge and expertise via small group work and larger group presentations. Trainers and facilitators will be required to draw on the wide ranging skills and expertise of the leaner group – thus ensuring material is relevant and meaningful.


Teaching Schedule

Date and TimeTitle and Focus
Introduction
October 21st
10.00am - 2.00pm
Program Introduction

This first  gathering of the group provides students with an opportunity to learn about the
program - workshop structure, assessment processes and expectations - and to be guided through enrolment.
Workshop 1
November 18th
10.00 -4.00pm
Breaking down the barriers

This workshop will give students the opportunity to:
  • reflect upon and share their professional experiences and expertise
  • explore each other’s sector-specific practices
  • examine and question the barriers which exist.
Workshop 2
January 20 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
Sector Orientation

This workshop will focus on how to effectively share our knowledge, share our language and support our clients.  Students will be introduced to their case study and begin to explore the presenting issues and support needs within their assigned "working group".

Workshop 3
February 17 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm


Intervention, Change and Recovery

This workshop will explore the underpinning principles of the two key concepts in AOD and MH health work - AOD - Intervention and change MH - Recovery

Acknowledging the differences in language whilst exploring how these differences do not necessarily represent a difference in approach



 Workshop 4
March 16 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm

 Working with the family

This workshop continues to explore the principles of recover, intervention and change whilst examining our practice in relation to the case study.  Students will also get to work with one or more carers throughout the day



Workshop 5
April 20 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm

 Assessments

This workshop will focus on:
  • introduction of one of the major assessment tasks
  • reporting back on how students are working with their client/case study
  • The purpose of assessment tools - why do we need them.  What does your service currently use and identify the strengths and weaknesses of these.  What information do we really need if working with a dual diagnosis focus

Students will also hear from a variety of professionals who conduct assessments to determine pathways of care for clients with complex needs.


Workshop 6
May 11 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Borderline Personality Disorder (level 1)

Workshop 7
May 18 21012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Chroming

Workshop 8
June 15 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Narrative Therapy

Workshop 9
June 22 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Borderline Personality Disorder (level 2)

Workshop 10
June 29 2012
10.00 - 4.00pm
 Tools of the Trade

Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit

  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning resources such as unit reading and unit references will be provided to all students via their program folders and also placed within the blackboard site as required.


Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed via a number of class based and work-integrated
tasks.  To be deemed competent in this course you will be required to demonstrate
your skills knowledge and attitude through -

case study - you will be placed into a small working group and assessed on your
ability to case manage a fictitious client over the duration of the course

assessment and screening tool - in your small working group you will be require
to develop an assessment tool which will provide you with the information required
to develop an effective treatment-recovery plan for your case study client

self and supervisor assessments

class presentations

direct observation of actual and simulated class based activities


Assessment Tasks

All assessments within this course are designed to compliment learner’s work within the community services sector.

For Semester 1 2012 you will not be required to submit any of the outlined assessment tasks however you will be introduced to and commence work on the assessment tasks and be guided throughout the workshops on expectations and progress you need to be making in order to achieve competency in Semester 2 2012.

Case Study:
In workshop one you will be introduced to your own case study which is reflective of the current client and family groups you work with. In workshop two you will be placed into small learning groups and commence to case manage the client via your Case Study. The journey you take with this client will become part of a major assessment task as groups develop assessment tools and case plans to meet the ever-changing needs of their client.

To be marked as competent in this assessment task you must –

Demonstrate high-level judgement and autonomy required to effectively work with people with complex and/or multiple issues
Select and apply assessment tools appropriately
Identify and manage risk (including self harm and suicide)
Provide opportunities for meaningful; consumer and carer engagement
Make whole life assessments
Work within a recovery focused framework
Apply relevant monitoring and review techniques

Assessment Tool:
In your working groups you will be required to develop an assessment tool which will provide the information required to develop an effective treatment/recovery plan for your case study client. This assessment tool needs to be able to provide a clear understanding of your case study’s current situation and support requirements. In developing this tool it is important you consider the tools currently in use, what information you will require and provide evidence to support your use of the tool.

To be marked as competent in this assessment task you must –

Demonstrate high-level judgement and autonomy required to effectively work with people with complex and/or multiple issues
Select and apply assessment tools appropriately
Identify and manage risk (including self harm and suicide)
Provide opportunities for meaningful; consumer and carer engagement
Make whole life assessments
Work within a recovery focused framework
Apply relevant monitoring and review techniques

Self and Supervisor Assessments:
You and your work-place supervisors will assess your skills, knowledge and attitude against the critical aspects of the nineteen (19) units making up this qualification. It is anticipated this assessment will form the basis of your professional supervision and reflective practice thus embedding your learning within existing work practice.

Health Promotion Campaign:
You are required to develop a health promotion campaign– on a topic relevant to Dual Diagnosis and targeted to a community of your choosing. This campaign must be reflective of an identified need – through research and evidence. It may be undertaken in a group or individually. The campaign does not need to be undertaken – simply designed. An evaluation process must also be considered and included as part of the overall design.

To be marked as competent in this assessment task you must demonstrate your knowledge of:

Community attitudes toward mental health and AOD issues
The impact of stigma
The importance of health promotion and prevention
Feedback mechanisms
A range of promotional resources
And their ability to:
Engage community members in prevention and promotional activities
Match strategies to target audience
Budget development and management
Time management


Assessment Matrix

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