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This course prepares students to identify and assess the nature and significance of mental health and addiction-related conditions and crises. Various mental health and addiction-related disorders will be examined, with a particular focus on symptomatology, presentation, and evidence-based intervention strategies. Students will learn how to identify mental health and addiction-related crises, analyze their relevant clinical features, and plan and implement appropriate behavioural interventions in response to these crises. Emphasis will be placed on the development of analytical and practical skills expected of frontline mental health and addictions workers. Students will also learn and apply strategies aimed at fostering effective self-care, appropriate clinical boundaries, and productive relationships with other health professionals in the community.