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Concurrent Disorders Core Online Course

 

Description and Learning Objectives

The Concurrent Disorders Core Course is the foundation of the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program. This online learning experience is designed to help participants gain skills and knowledge to better identify, assess and provide treatment to people with concurrent disorders. This thirteen-week course consists of twelve modules. The timeline is one module per week, with a one-week break at the halfway point. The course includes various instructional activities, such as case scenarios, interactive review questions, individual activities and group discussion.
 
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
  • identify the relationship between concurrent mental health and substance use problems
  • describe the impact of concurrent disorders on clients, families, health care practitioners and society
  • identify common attitudes, beliefs and values clinicians may hold about concurrent disorders
  • summarize different strategies for combating the stigma associated with having a concurrent disorder
  • explain the benefits of providing an integrated treatment approach for concurrent disorderd
  • identify the components and special considerations for comprehensive screening and assessment of concurrent disorders
  • outline the best practices for the treatment and support of clients with concurrent disorders
 

 

Target Audience​

This course is open to all interested in learning more about Concurrent Disorders.

Delivery Method

​Online Course

Cost

$650  Registration Fee
$325 CAMH Staff


At this time, we are not accepting cheques, due to a variety of issues surrounding this form of payment for our courses.

We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Refunds for advance (prior to start date) cancellation will be subject to an administrative fee of $50.00.
Withdrawals from a course are accepted within one week from the course's start date and is subject to an administrative fee of $100.00
 
Cancellation notice must be communicated in writing by email.

Faculty

​To Be Announced

Requirements / Prerequisites

​This program requires the completion of a core course followed by two electives, plus a learning contract assignment (details will be provided at the start of the core course). 
While there are no specific prerequisites for this program, participants are strongly encouraged to have some background in either mental health or addictions. Some possible preparatory courses and tutorials include:
Fundamentals of Mental Health
Fundamentals of Addiction
Mental Health and Addiction 101 tutorials
 
To receive a certificate of completion for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program, you must:
  • successfully complete the Concurrent Disorders Core Course
  • successfully complete two elective courses within a four-year period after starting the core course complete all components of the certificate program’s practice integration plan activity
  • submit a written request to graduate, listing the specific courses you have completed to meet the requirements for a certificate.

Electives must be taken within a four-year period after completing the core course; any courses taken prior to the core program will not count toward the certificate.
 
Participants will need to either re-take those courses or select electives that they have not previously taken.
 
Electives must be taken within a four-year period after completing the core course; any courses taken prior to the core program will not count toward the certificate.
 
Participants will need to either re-take those courses or select electives that they have not previously taken.

 

The Concurrent Disorders Core Course must be taken first and then you will need to complete only 2 electives (listed below):

 


 

 

Certification/Credits

This has been approved as a “Certificate of Completion” program by the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Affiliation/Partnership

University of Toronto

Course Resources

​Required texts (not included in course fee):
 
Treating Concurrent Disorders: A Guide for Counsellors
 
To purchase texts:
Online: http://store.camh.net  or by telephone: 1-800-661-1111 or 416-595-6059
 

Registration

Next session will be in March 2015
 
 
At this time, we are not accepting cheque, due to a variety of issues surrounding this form of payment for our courses.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Refunds for advance (prior to start date) cancellation will be subject to an administrative fee of $50.00.

 

Withdrawals from a course are accepted within one week from the course's start date and is subject to an administrative fee of $100.00
 
Cancellation notice must be communicated in writing by email.
 

Contact

Robyn Steidman
Education Assistant
Tel. 416-535-8501 x36640
fax. 416-595-6617
email. robyn.steidman@camh.ca

 

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