This course is part of the Concurrent Disorders Certificate (CD) and the Opioid Treatment (ODT) Certificate Program. It is intended for mental health, addiction and allied health professionals who have completed the Concurrent Disorders Core Course and who have experience working with clients with concurrent disorders. The course aims to help these learners further their understanding of the recovery-oriented approach. Most of the content is applicable not just to recovery from both mental illness and substance use issues, but also to recovery from either one or the other. This seven-week course consists of seven modules, allowing learners to focus on one module per week.
Course Requirements and Prerequisites
This course can be taken alone; however, it qualifies as an elective for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program and the Opioid Treatment Certificate Program.
- Recognize the philosophical foundations of recovery in mental health and addiction practice.
- Apply the principles of recovery to client interactions.
- Explain the importance of culturally competent care in recovery.
- Describe particular considerations related to working with recovering clients from certain diverse population groups.
- Describe how the recovery approach applies to the assessment process.
- Identify characteristics of an individualized care plan.
- Describe various types of strategies for recovery care.
- Explain how a strengths-based approach relates to recovery.
- Describe the importance of building support systems into the recovery process.
- Reflect on ethical practice in recovery care, including the role of clinicians' values.
- Apply the CLEOS approach to determine ethically strong responses to conflicts and issues.
Delivery Method: Online
- allocate a minimum of three to five hours per week to the course to review module content, contribute to small-group discussions and respond to the weekly activities
- contribute weekly to the learning community at least one original message and at least two responses to other learners
- remember that online messages can come across differently than does face-to-face conversation, and that it is therefore important to use appropriate tone and language when posting messages
- complete all course evaluation questionnaires.
Please note: This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not use that to access the course. Instead, use one of the following:
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
For more details, please read the browser and compatibility support page.
Certification and Accreditation
This course can be taken alone; however, it qualifies as an elective for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.
Affiliation and Partnerships
University of Toronto