Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MI
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2021
Know how to effectively work with mentally ill clients. Understand the possible causes of mental illness.
Have an awareness of some different types of mental illness.
Gain some helpful tools for working with mentally ill clients.
Define Mental Illness
Defense Mechanism and Coping
Acting like a ‘child’
Avoidance or denial
Extreme use of defense mechanisms
Define mental health
Define severe mental illness
Possible causes of mental illness
Mild vs. Severe Mental Illness
Causes & Development of Mental Illness: Physical, Environmental, Abnormal Stress, Psychological Trauma
Families and Individuals
Types of Mental Illness
Care of the Mentally Ill
Observation and Reporting
Role of the Care Worker
Sharon K. Brothers, MSW
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care.
Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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