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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 group discussion, case scenarios, and self-assessment questionnaires.
Required texts (not included in course fee): Treating Concurrent Disorders: A Guide for Counsellors.
While there are no prerequisites, participants are strongly encouraged to have some background in mental health or addictions.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- identify the relationship between concurrent mental illness 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 disorders
- 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.
- allocate a minimum of three to five hours per week to review module content, contribute to small-group and class discussions and participate in the weekly activities
- Active and consistent participation in the online discussion forums
- complete the end-of-course course evaluation
Certification and Accreditation
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.
University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development