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Alumni Stories - Spotlight on Addictions & Mental Health

Nellie Klump

Tags: June 2022, Vol. 2, Issue 4

Looking to start a second career, I came to the Humber Addictions and Mental Health (ADMH) program as I was drawn to the practicum component. As my work experience was solely in the software industry, the practical experience piece was important for me. Further, the program content stood out with its depth and breadth of mental health and addiction topics. What I appreciated most during my time at Humber is the teaching staff – their wealth of experience and knowledge in the field combined with their tremendous support through the program – really enriched the learning experience for me. I had the opportunity to do my practicum at Margaret’s Respite Center and continued my employment there after graduation, working with individuals with severe mental health and addiction issues. Since the start of the pandemic, I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) coach with the Canadian Mental Health Association. I have continued my studies in the social sciences with plans to pursue a master’s degree in the coming years. The journey into this new career has been challenging at times, especially through the past two years and I am grateful for the solid foundation that I gained at Humber.

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