Addictions and Mental Health Studies
This online certificate is designed for professionals working in healthcare, education, or social and community services fields who are currently working with, or would like to work with, populations affected by addictions and mental illness.
The program may also be of interest to individuals who want to broaden their understanding of addictions and mental health for personal reasons. This program will explore the complexities of mental illness, the link to addictions, and the needs of a diverse population. Learners will gain the relevant knowledge and practical skills needed to effectively work with populations who may have mental health and addictions issues.
Learners must complete five compulsory courses listed below
Mental Health and Society
Addictions and Mental Health
Drug Knowledge: Addictions and Behaviour Changes
A Culture of Addictions
Learners must complete two elective courses of their choosing from the list below
Chemical Dependency and Substance Use and Abuse
Understanding Offenders with Mental Health Issues
Victim Assistance Services
Motivational Interviewing and Change Theory Practice
Family Counseling in Addictions
Group Counseling for Addictions and Mental Health Practitioners
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