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Program length

8 months

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $6,083.00

International
Total: $16,401.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • post-secondary diploma or degree in health, human services, or social sciences; or
  • active licensure in Canada with a health or human services governing body
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Course Listing

Courses marked with (O) are available as Open Studies courses.
Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
ADRP1011 (O)
Examine the relationship between mental health and substance use disorders.  Explore the development in policy, education, awareness, assessment and treatment. Specific issues include the relationship of concurrent disorders to trauma, cultural variations in understanding and responding to mental health and substance use issues, and unique needs of various populations.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
ADRP1012
Learn the effects of pharmacology as it relates to the care of mental health and substance use clients. Attitudes and assumptions relating to pharmacology in treatment will also be explored.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
ADRP1013 (O)
Explore contributing factors, typical ages of onset, and changes in the prevalence, presentation, course, and assessment and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders across the lifespan. Issues and treatment approaches specific to the various age groups will be examined.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
ADRP1014
The course blends theory and practice to integrate communication and interview skills with theoretical models and concepts to provide a framework for client assessment. Through simulation activities, develop a systematic approach to effectively assess and intervene with clients utilizing the Transtheoretical model of change and motivational interviewing.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ADRP1015
Build upon foundational helping, interviewing, and assessment skills by focusing on approaches most relevant to substance use and mental health fields. Through simulation activities, refine your skills in the use of addiction assessment instruments, Transtheoretical model of change and motivational interviewing, and be introduced to other therapeutic and peer support approaches.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Term 2 - 16 weeks
MHAD1004
Develop knowledge and skills based on evidence-informed practice, guidelines and procedures that are required in the facilitating role of a Mental Health Recovery Practitioner. Develop knowledge and skills for working in a recovery-oriented practice environment with individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders. Emphasis will be on applying knowledge and skills needed for engaging with clients for the purpose of effective identification, assessment, preliminary diagnosis, referral, case planning, treatment and evaluation of client progress.  These skills will be practiced in the lab.
  • 20 Lecture
  • 10 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
MHAD1005
Explore codes of ethics and professional standards from various disciplines within the context of caring for clients with mental health and substance use issues. Consider ways to collaborate on interdisciplinary teams to best support positive client outcomes. Examine rights and supports for client advocacy and self-advocacy.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
MHAD1006 (O)
Examine the range and variety of public and private resources available to support individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use issues. The role of worker-as-navigator will be explored along with advocacy methodologies and the challenges of practice in a regularly-changing environment.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
MHAD1007 (O)
This course will provide you with certification from Mental Health First Aid Canada. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health issues, initiate responses when help is needed and support a person to get appropriate professional help. Find more details at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca
  • 15 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
MHAD1008 (O)
This course will provide you with certification in nonviolent crisis intervention from the Crisis Prevention Institute (www.crisisprevention.com).  Learn physical and nonphysical methods to manage disruptive behaviour and maintain safety for yourself and others. Last-resort skills to use in situations of imminent danger will also be included.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
MHAD1009 (O)
This course will provide you with certification in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). This training is designed to help participants recognize and assess risk and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. (www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/).
  • 15 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
MHAD1010
In this course, students will undertake a project of relevance and benefit to a community program or agency.  Projects may include a survey or research project, an educational or preventative campaign, or an administrative services project.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1