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Alumni Stories - Spotlight on Addictions & Mental Health

Scott Swiniarski

Tags: June 2022, Vol. 2, Issue 4

After receiving my Bachelor’s in Psychology, I had selected the Addictions and Mental Health graduate certificate program at Humber because I wanted to support folks through some of their most difficult experiences. I chose this program because it looked like it had the exact knowledge, skills and experience that would help me in starting my career in the social services.

The program itself had great faculty with a wide range of experiences and knowledge. I learned so many skills that I still use to this day, and I grew not only as a professional but as a person. The program helped foster my growth both professionally and personally and I am grateful for that experience and will not forget it. I am currently working as a problem gambling & behavioural addictions clinician at ADAPT in the Halton region. The skills I practiced and honed during my time at Humber helps me each and every day, whether it is counselling, facilitating a recovery group, running an intensive treatment program, providing educational presentations, building connections in the community, or finding time to practice self-care. These experiences were made possible by the time, dedication, and guidance of the instructors at Humber and as a result of those experiences I will soon be returning to school to start a Master’s program in Community Development.

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