Course Description

This offering has been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities as an OSAP eligible micro-credential. To learn more about the process to apply for OSAP micro-credential funding at Laurier, please visit the OSAP for Micro-credential Funding webpage. Email questions to continuingeducation@wlu.ca.

The media is full of frightening images and ideas about what it means to have a serious mental illness. As a society, we have all paid the price for these distorted and inaccurate descriptions, but those who have experienced psychosis, and those who suffer from disruptive behaviour disorders, have likely been hurt the most.

Our goal for this module is to provide a remedy to the inaccurate information and misperceptions about psychotic disorders, encouraging open and factual conversations about the topic, especially within your school’s setting. We also intend for participants to develop strong and relevant skills for working well with students struggling with psychotic issues or behaviours.

Instructor: Carolyn FitzGerald, assistant professor, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, PhD (clinical psychology).


Participants must first complete module 1 before completing modules 2-7.  You are welcome to register for modules 2-7 concurrently with a registration for module 1, however module 1 must be completed before completing additional modules.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Module 7: Disruptive Behaviour Disorders and Psychotic Disorders
Apr 25, 2022 to May 20, 2022
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $180.00
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Section Notes

This is 1 of the 7 modules required to complete the Mental Health Issues in the Classroom Certificate.

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