Humber’s Addictions and Mental Health graduate certificate program will empower you with the knowledge and skills you need for a rewarding career. Learn to deliver responsive, culturally relevant, client-centered assessment and treatment to diverse individuals and groups. Practise ways to effectively collaborate and transform lives as a valuable part of a professional support team.
You will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by front-line workers in order to deliver effective addictions and mental health services while promoting empowerment, self-determination and optimum quality of life to individuals with addictions and mental health issues.
Recovery principles, empowerment practice, and the impact of early and ongoing trauma in the lives of individuals across the lifespan are examined in the curriculum.
Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Analyze and apply current knowledge and services in the addictions and mental health fields using a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework.
Provide and evaluate holistic, client-centred, gender-based, and culturally relevant assessments and interventions to individuals, groups and families within social and cultural contexts across the lifespan.
Integrate skills and knowledge from a range of frameworks and contexts in addictions, mental health and concurrent disorders to provide non-biased services to women and those from diverse and varied populations.
Educate individuals, families, groups and the community regarding issues and approaches through knowledge translation, knowledge exchange and the dissemination of relevant and current research and practice via formal and informal education.
Access, utilize and advocate for culturally sensitive community supports and services for individuals, families and the community.
Actively participate in and contribute to, relevant networks, groups and organizations promoting development, improvement and advancement in the fields of addictions and mental health.
Work collaboratively within interprofessional teams providing ethical, effective, timely, and coordinated holistic services.
Practice ethical and responsible behaviour in all aspects of work.
Research and integrate the contribution and the participation of the client, family, and community as partners in designing and implementing care and services.
Use and sharpen new skills while gaining crucial on-the-job work experience during a mandatory work placement that takes place in Semester 3. The placement, which is unpaid, is arranged with the assistance of a field placement co-ordinator.
You will have an opportunity to provide evidence-informed, clinic-based and educational services to diverse individuals and groups experiencing addictions and mental health related challenges.
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Qualify for employment in various organizations including community mental health and addictions services, residential treatment centres, youth and family services, housing services, and crisis response services.
Our graduates seek career opportunities such as community support worker, housing worker, case manager, counsellor, crisis worker, addictions counsellor and mental health worker.
Build your expertise in assessment and counselling with a variety of practical skills such as: Understanding the range of approaches to the treatment of addictions and mental health, learn how to complete assessments and treatment plans for clients demonstrating a range of issues, learn how to engage families and communities to help individuals succeed, and develop best practices to effectively treat individuals within different treatment modalities.
Join us from October 2-5, 2017 for Mental Health Awareness Week. There are a number of events taking place throughout the week including panel discussions, art therapy sessions, Ba Duan Jin yoga.
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