Mental Health & Addiction Counselling diploma
The Mental Health and Addictions Counselling Diploma Program provides students with the knowledge and skills to provide assistance in the community in a variety of ways.
This course is offered Inclass, Online or Hybrid
This includes assisting and counselling clients with mental health-related problems such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and addictions. Students will also learn how to facilitate support groups using counselling skills, provides addictions counselling groups and techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Addictions counselling theories and skills
History and Etiological Models of Addiction
Important Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling
Introduction to Assessment and Diagnosis of Addictions
Treatment of Addictions including: Motivational Interviewing
Treatment of Comorbid Disorders
Group Therapy for Treatment of Addictions,
12-Step Facilitation of Treatment program
Maintenance and Relapse Prevention
Addictions in Family Therapy, Rehabilitation, and School Settings
Alcohol Addiction and Families and genetics
Substance Abuse Prevention Programs Across the Life Span
Multi Cultural Counseling in Addictions
Counselling Skills techniques in mental health
Cognitive behavioral techniques
- Course Duration: 950 Hours or 38 Weeks
- Course includes a 400 Clinical Practicum
Pre Requisites: Ontario Secondary School diploma or equivalent, Hepatitis B vaccine, TB skin text, criminal reference check for the vulnerable sector, and first aid CPR.
This course is course is Tax Deductible. This course is covered by Second Career if you are unemployed.
Course is approved by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.
Individuals with mental health and addictions program training may find employment in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including:
As a successful graduate of this program you’ll enter the professional world with confidence after gaining in-depth training in Mental Health and Addictions Counselling in areas, including:
In the College of Health Studies Mental Health and Addictions Diploma program, students will complete an 8-week internship in a professional mental health setting that you will find in your community, assistance will be provide if you cannot secure a placement in your community. Students will work directly in a community service environment and will gain valuable practical experience before graduating.
An Internship is a great way to get a feel for different positions and make important contacts within the industry. Many students are hired by their placement employer for permanent employment in their new profession.
Is a Career in Community Right for You?
If you’re interested in learning more about a career in Mental Health and Addictions Counselling, exploring this program could be an option you.
Upon completion of this program student will receive the Mental health and Addictions Counselling Diploma.
This course is also tax deductible
Please contact us at (905) 452-8139, (905) 965-1966, or (905) 451-1555.
This course is covered by Second Career Please contact us by phone or by filling out the contact form