Student Training Program
CAMH provides student education to a wide range of professionals. For students seeking a specific placement focusing on the treatment of substance use disorders, we do provide clinical placements for students enrolled in a bachelor of social work program. CAMH is affiliated with the bachelor of social work programs at York, Ryerson, and McMaster Universities. Students can expect to learn a variety of specialized skills including: conducting intake and psychosocial assessments of clients experiencing substance use problems, individual and/or group counselling, case management, discharge planning, delivery of psycho-educational group treatment modules, motivational interviewing, structured relapse prevention, harm reduction strategies, as well as being a member of an interprofessional team.
We now require all of our addiction therapy students to meet the following criteria before they can be interviewed for placement opportunities.
1. Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program in social work and in their final year.
2. Taken an introductory course about Addictions and/or Substance Use Interventions.
3. Previous experience/knowledge of working with a person living with a concurrent disorder (Substance Use & Mental Health Concerns)
4. Students that are members of diverse communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Student placements are organized through school field instructors who can forward the student's resume and cover letter that should indicate the student's top three areas of interest. Two references should also be included in the package sent to the Educational Coordinator.
Amanda King, BA
Addiction Therapy Education Coordinator
(T): 416-535-8501, Ext. 7076