Course Description

This course is 36 learning hours inclusive of 9 hours of live sessions.  The course is delivered over 12 weeks, and it is recommended that students spend an average of 3 hours per week on this course.  

This course addresses the diverse experiences and needs of clients that practitioners may encounter in their work. From mental health challenges that may impact employment and career searching, to various abilities, needs and experiences that may impact their work and/or employer that they seek, learners will explore empathetic and supportive approaches to their practice.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Mental Health Experiences
  • Module 2: Canadian Statistics and Work Impact
  • Module 3: Complex Support Systems
  • Module 4: Disabilities and Diverse Needs of Clients
  • Module 5: Supporting Job Search and Employment
  • Module 6: Long-Term Support and Protection

What You Will Learn

  • How to describe the impacts of mental health challenges, disabilities, and other illnesses on employees and employers in Canada.
  • Identify support systems that can be utilized to help clients be job-ready and successful.
  • Explain the various benefits and protections for employees living with mental health illnesses.
  • Support clients who are living with mental health considerations and/or disabilities – physical, cognitive, or developmental.


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate of Professional and Leadership Studies in Career Development.

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Career practitioners who have experience working with individual clients and want to expand their practice.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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