Dual Diagnosis; Mental Health and Persons with Developmental Disabilities


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook:Disorders of Childhood: Development and Psychopathology, 3rd Edition Nelson Publishing 2018

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 45 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education
Registration: Nativetc.com


In this subject, students will learn about the disorders in the context of typical development and developmental pathways. For each disorder (across descriptions of clinical presentation, course, and treatment), students will learn the continuity between typical and atypical development; risk and resilience; complex models of psychopathology; children in relationships over time; children in larger social contexts (e.g., neighborhoods); and the holistic nature of development (e.g., thinking about the child’s abilities and strengths as well as his or her disorder). Students will also be exposed to neuroscience research and greater emphasis on the multiple environments in which children are embedded to assist with understanding of child and adolescent psychopathology and empirically supported treatment.


North Bay Campus or Online – www.nativetc.com

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Models of Child Development, Psychopathology, and Treatment

Part 3: Principles and Practices of Developmental Psychopathology

Part 4: Classification, Assessment and Diagnosis, and Intervention

Part 5: Disorders of Early Childhood

Part 6: Intellectual Developmental Disorder and Learning Disorders

Part 7: Maltreatment, and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.

Part 8: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) defined

Part 9: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. 

Part 10: Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Somatic Symptom Disorders.

Part 11: Eating Disorders.

Part 12: Substance-Related Disorders and Transition to Adult Disorders

Skill Competencies: Demonstrate advocating support of health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities.

Knowledge Competencies: Recognize and indicate how to support health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities.