Program Description

Building on your previous academic work, you will incorporate specialized knowledge and skills to provide support to individuals with concurrent mental health and substance abuse issues. Understand concurrent disorders and their impact on individuals and families and gain an understanding of treatment modalities utilized in treating concurrent disorders. Develop an understanding of substance abuse, mental illness, and the use of drugs.

Program of Study

Semester 1

  • Development of Counselling Skills
  • Preparation for Field Placement
  • Fostering Healthy Lifestyles
  • Pharmacology for Concurrent
  • Concurrent Disorders
  • Issues & Ethics

Semester 2

  • Research
  • Reports and Proposals
  • Concurrent Disorders Field Seminar
  • CD Treatment: Models for Treating Varied Populations
  • Supporting Families Living With Concurrent Disorders
  • Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction
  • Critical Incident & Safety Management
  • Field Placement Concurrent Disorders

 

Admission Requirements: 

Minimum two-year college diploma

or University degree

  • Preference is given to applicants with a diploma or degree in Human Services
  • Past history working with individuals in a volunteer/field placement activity is strongly recommended
  • Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges

Tuition/Fees: 1st Year Fees Total $6159.05 * Based on 2021/2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Complete an application online through ontariocolleges.ca portal ($95 non-refundable application fee)

Career Paths: 
  • Case Manager
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Addiction Worker