Durham College

Course Details

Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate)

Course Description

Designed for students with previous, relevant education, this highly specialized program was developed in consultation with recognized experts in the fields of addiction and mental health including Lakeridge Health Corporation. It is consistent with the competencies required by the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (CRPRMHTO) and delivered by experienced and skilled practitioners from the field. Program highlights include the opportunity to: * Expand the skills required to practice in addiction and mental health settings * Gain experience with a broad spectrum of clinical settings where addiction/mental health related issues arise * Develop an understanding of the particular needs of diverse populations * Receive training in evidence-based practices and psychotherapy Please note: Some courses may be delivered in online or blended formats using the college's learning management system.

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Career outcomes

Employment can be obtained in a wide variety of social service settings including the following: * Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) * Alcohol and drug treatment centre * Community-based, government or privately funded agency * Correctional facility * Group home or adult shelter * Health-service organization * Problem-gambling service * Residential treatment centre for addictions and/or mental health Graduates are employed as: * ACTT team member * Addiction counsellor * Addiction and mental health case manager * Community education/prevention specialist * Employee assistance counsellor * Mental health worker/counsellor * Recovery and group home staff * Wellness counsellor * Withdrawal management counsellor

Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate) Durham College