Mental Health and Addictions Worker

Prepare for frontline practice as a mental 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 program themes include trauma-informed practice and concurrent disorders. In-class training is followed by a 378-hour community placement.

Start Date

September 2022

Program Length

Two years, Full-time

Location

Kenora

Credential

Ontario College Diploma
Canadore College

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and ENG4C/ENG4U, equivalent, or mature student test.

Fees

Tuition (Year 1)
$3851.50

Tuition (Year 2)
3439.24

Textbooks
$2549

Coordinator

Rhonda Miller
(807) 468-3096
rhondajm@7generations.org

Your Future Career

Graduates can expect to work in:

  • Addiction treatment centres and prevention programs
  • Mental health facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Correctional facilities
  • Recovery or rehabilitation homes

Related Programs

Courses

SEMESTER 1
CMM125 College Communications
MHA180 Introduction to Substance Use
HSP105 Interviewing & Helping Skills I
HSP150 Multiculturalism in Canada
HSP165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
PSY200 Lifespan Development
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
GED100 Environmental Citizenship
SEMESTER 2
CMM230 Workplace Communications
CLT100 Canada’s First People
HUM219 Group Work
MHA213 Interventions for Mental Health & Addictions
HSP160 Interviewing & Helping Skills II
HSP104 Human Service and the Law
MHA113 Older Persons’ Mental Health
MHA123 Children and Youth Mental Health
SEMESTER 3
HSP170 Evaluating Information
HSP294 Field Preparation
MHA235 Pharmacology for Mental Health & Addictions
MHA249 Cognitive Behavior Techniques
MHA223 Interventions for Mental Health and Addictions
MHA241 Relapse Prevention and Wellness – 7 weeks
MHA236 Crisis Intervention – 7 weeks
GED135 Personal Success
SEMESTER 4
MHA247 Fieldwork Integration
MHA246 Field Placement
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