Mental Health & Addiction

Mental Health & AddictionSahaswi Group of Institutions

This program will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to effectively address two of Canada’s leading health care issues – mental health and addictive behaviors. You will gain both a theoretical understanding and the clinical skills required to help your clients successfully navigate their challenges with mental health and/or addictive behaviors as they begin their journey to wellness.

The Addictions and Mental Health one-year program will be beneficial for seasoned practitioners who are committed to maintaining currency, and/or who are seeking career advancement. Students who are newly graduated from post-secondary may also wish to enroll in this program to deepen their knowledge and skill base prior to entering the workforce. Opportunities to work in varying sectors such as child, adult, family and gerontology-based programs may broaden for students who complete this Graduate Certificate.

This program is designed for graduate students who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills to advance their career or enter the workforce. You will learn the fundamental components of addictions and mental health issues, promotion and prevention, pharmacology, and social treatment approaches.

As a student within the mental health and addictions program, you will feel confident using intervention techniques, educate individuals through knowledge exchange, work collaboratively in teams and build wholistic relationships.

Prepare for a career as a mental health worker by gaining hands-on experience through a capstone and field placement within addictions and mental health. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while working collaboratively with various professionals.

Career Information:

Graduates of the program can advance their employment as an Addictions Crisis Worker, Withdrawal Management Counsellor, Addictions Counsellor, Substance Abuse Counsellor, Case Manager, Community Support Worker, Coordinator/ Psychogeriatric Case Manager, Counsellor/Group Facilitator, Mental Health Support Worker, Outreach Services Advisor, Rehabilitation Services Case Manager, Residential Care Worker, Youth Worker.

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