On successful completion of the course, the candidate:
This research course focuses on the emergence of new recovery concepts and perspectives in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. The primary focus will be on the consequences of recovery knowledge in mental health and substance abuse fields. These new approaches problematize the traditional knowledge about both the content of evidence based practice and of our knowledge about severe mental problems and substance abuse. A core aspect is an awareness of contexts as being central to knowledge development about helping factors. Actual results from research about contextual factors both in the person’s everyday life and in treatment and rehabilitation situations and relations will be presented. Relationships among differing views of knowledge and organizational frameworks will also be explored.
The content described above will be disseminated via the following contexts and topics:
The final assignment is a 3000 words essay based on the literature and the lectures. The essay will focus on a self-chosen topic related to the course content and the participants’ thesis’ theme. The selected topic must also reflect the candidates’ own experiential learning in mental-health and/or substance abuse practice. The essay must be delivered within four weeks after the end of the course.
The assignment will be graded as pass or fail.
Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap