Mental Health & Addiction Counselling diploma
The goal of the Mental Health and Addictions Counselling Diploma Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to provide assistance in the community in a variety of ways. 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, psychotherapy theories, and techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
- Course Duration: 950 Hours or 40 Weeks
- Course includes a 480 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.
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:
- Communications, interpersonal and counselling skills
- Human behavior, psychology and the Social environment
- Life-Span Psychology, Development and mental illness
- Addictions Counselling and Change Theory
- Pharmacology and Mental Health
- Counselling theories and psychotherapy techniques using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Group Work and Human Relations
- Research and Populations at Risk
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.
Please contact us at (905) 452-8139, (905) 965-1966, or (905) 451-1555.