The Addictions and Mental Health program is a one-year graduate certificate consisting of three academic semesters.
The proposed program is intended to teach students to do the following:
Acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by front-line workers and supervisors in order to deliver responsive and effective addictions and mental health services while promoting empowerment, self-determination, and optimum quality of life to individuals with addictions and mental health issues;
Provide evidence-informed clinical and educational services to diverse individuals and groups experiencing addictions and mental health related challenges.
Recovery principles, empowerment practice, and the impact of early and ongoing trauma in the lives of individuals across the lifespan are examined in the curriculum.
Applicants must be able to work successfully in English and to benefit from instruction in English. In addition, students will be expected to demonstrate familiarity with Learning Management Systems (or take a brief course in same before classes begin) as well as having information technology skills, i.e., be able to key in data; create, update, and print files in a variety of formats; retrieve and back-up files; navigate the internet; cite sources appropriately; post on blogs and discussion boards; and send emails and files.
Graduates of this program may find employment in various organizations including community mental health and addictions services, residential treatment centres, hospitals, children’s centres, services for women, services for aboriginal people, homeless shelters, youth and family services, ethno-cultural centres, and crisis response services. Graduates may find employment opportunities with titles such as: community support workers, team leaders, housing workers, case managers, clinicians, counsellors, crisis workers, addictions counsellors and mental health workers.
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