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Adults experiencing mental health and addiction in Prince George
Patricia Okpodi (author)Bruce Bidgood (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Number of pages in document: 68
The aim of this practicum was to learn about adult mental health and addiction services available in Prince George, and to gain an in-depth understanding from practitioners on the addiction behaviors unveiled by adults. This practicum report describes the learning experience and the approaches used to familiarize with clinical skills and practice/counseling modalities of the CAST program offered by the Northern Health Authority (NH or NHA). The understanding and development of these clinical skills and counseling modalities has subsequently exposed me to other practice models used within Northern Health and has improved my personal professional practice, and the ability to provide mental health services to adults living with addictions. This learning experience has not only enhanced my clinical skills, but also equipped the student for future clinical social work practices. The student is confident in her abilities to support patients to strive for emotional and psychological well-being and avert other challenges and disabilities associated with mental illness and substance misuse. --Leaf ii.
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