Module 4: Mental Health & Practice Implications

Module 4 presented a working knowledge of some of the more commonly presented mental health conditions and behavioural symptoms including mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders due to a medical condition, substance misuse and psychotic disorders. How to identify these issues through a variety of assessment tools will be covered in addition to prevention. Participants will look at the relationship between social determinants of health and mental health and illness. This module finished with a response to mental health and illness issues through the lens of the recovery and strengths-based approach.

Colleen McMillan, MSW, RSW, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at Renison University College; Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at the McMaster DeGroote Department of Family Medicine; and Clinical Lead at The Centre for Family Medicine's Family Health Team in Kitchener. She advocates for practicing across the spectrum of clinical, community, policy and research in social work with interprofessional colleagues. Dr. McMillan supports interdisciplinary teaching through her course delivery in the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, and McMaster Department of Family Medicine. She was recognized as a 2014 Inspirational Leader of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, and was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Interprofessional Preceptor in Family Medicine, McMaster University, Department of Family Medicine. Colleen was recently awarded the Emerging Scholar Mentorship Grant from the Network for Aging Research by the Institute for Aging at the University of Waterloo. 

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