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 to applicants with a University degree in a related field (e.g. Human Services, Social Sciences).

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

Semester 1

MHA 180 Introduction to Substance Use
HSP 105 Interviewing and Helping Skills I
MHA 235 Pharmacology for Mental Health and Addictions
HSP 165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
MHA 249 Cognitive Behaviour Techniques
HSP 170 Evaluating Information
MHA 241 Relapse Prevention and Wellness (7 wks)
MHA 236 Crisis Intervention (7 wks)
HSP 294 Fieldwork Preparation

Semester 2

HSP 160 Interviewing and Helping Skills II
MHA 213 Interventions for Mental Health and Addictions
MHA 223 Interventions for Mental Health and Addictions II
MHA 113 Older Persons' Mental Health
MHA 123 Children and Youth Mental Health
HSP 104 Human Service and the Law
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
HUM 219 Group Work

Semester 3

MHA 247 Fieldwork Integration
MHA 246 Fieldwork Placement

10 months Ontario College Diploma

Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $4533.75 $2111.5 $300 - $6945.25

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?

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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