Health, Human Care and Wellness

Mental Health and Addictions Worker Intensive (accelerated)

10 months Ontario College Diploma

Theoretical and practical training for working with diverse populations

Overview

Prepare for frontline practice as a health professional in social and health agencies in this highly collaborative and experiential program. Specific topics include interviewing and counselling, crisis intervention, and recovery strategies. Main themes include trauma-informed practice and concurrent disorders. In class training is followed by a 420-hour community placement. 

Available for applicants with a University degree in a related field, and internal graduates from a related program (e.g., IWAP, CJS, SSW).

Available for applicants with a University degree in a related field, and internal graduates from a related program (e.g., IWAP, CJS, SSW).

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Semester 1

MHA180 Introduction to Substance Use
HSP105 Interviewing & Helping Skills I
MHA235 Pharmacology for Mental Health & Addiction Workers
HSP165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
MHA249 Cognitive Behaviour Techniques
HSP170 Evaluating Information
MHA241 Relapse Prevention and Wellness (7weeks)
MHA236 Crisis Intervention (7weeks)
MHA294 Fieldwork Preparation

Semester 2

HSP160 Interviewing & Helping Skills II
MHA213 Interventions for Mental Health & Addictions I
MHA223 Interventions for Mental Health and Addictions II
MHA113 Older Persons' Mental Health
MHA123 Children and Youth Mental Health
HSP104 Human Service and the Law
CLT100 Canada's First Peoples*
HUM219 Group Work

Semester 3

MHA247 Fieldwork Integration
MHA246 Field Placement

2019-2020 10 months Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $4080.36 $1116.72 - 1256.72 $30 - $5367.08

2019-2020 10 months Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $18634.46 $1696.72 - 1773.72 $30 - $20508.18

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

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You will also need:

  • First Aid / CPR (2nd year) - apx. $80.00
  • CPIC / CBC (2nd year) - apx. $40.00
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) - apx. $20.00 - $45.00
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach - apx. $50.00
  • safeTALK - apx. $50.00
  • ASIST - apx. $150.00
  • Mental Health First Aid - apx. $50.00
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - apx. $50.00
  • Business Casual Clothing - up to $100.00

Ontario College Diploma

Students are eligible to pursue certification as a Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor (CCAC). 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Community and Justice Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?


Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca