Mental Health: Experience to Understanding (PSYC*1400)

This is a credit course (may count towards your degree) that can be taken as an elective. This course is offered through a partnership between the Department of Psychology and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) for students diagnosed with mental health issues. It is anticipated that the course will be offered in the winter semester each year.

This course is recommended for students who wish to increase their understanding of mental health issues and to enhance their stratagies and abilities to successfully complete their academic studies.

Lectures introduce students to:

  • Modern and postmodern theories of mental health & mental illness
  • The principles of systems theory and lifespan development
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives (social, psychological, neurobiological and nutritional sciences) on mental health
  • The transition to university as a common major life stressor
  • Stress management and coping stratagies

If you're interested in more information, please have a look at this sample course outline from last year.

Eligibility

Students who wish to take this 0.5 credit course must be registered with Student Accessibility Services.  Professional documentation of pre-existing mental health issues is typically required, and we may request an opportunity to speak with you on the phone or in peson to discuss the dynamics in the course, and to ensure it meets your learning goals.

All students who wish to take this course are also encouraged to speak with their program counsellor in order to ensure it fits within their program of study as an elective.

Individuals who have taken PSYC*1400 are not eligible to take this course.

An online application form will be posted here each September to allow interested students to apply.