Case Management & Professional Practice

This course prepares the student to apply case management principles and models across a diverse range of treatment settings, particularly those which specialize in ad-dictions and/or mental health issues. This course will help the student to develop an awareness of the of the crucial role case management plays in supporting clients through the various stages and services of treatment. The course also introduces stu-dents to the current structure and aims of the provincial addiction and mental health system, in order to provide a larger context for the purpose of and framework within which case management principles will be applied. Core functions of case manage-ment will be examined throughout the course, including assessment skills and tools, professional documentation skills, linking strategies and the role of advocacy. Empha-sis will also be placed on legislative and professional practice issues that accompany the responsibilities and complexities of case management.