The Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program is designed to help participants gain skills and knowledge to better identify, assess and provide treatment to people with concurrent disorders.
Program Requirements & Prerequisites
This program requires the completion of a core course as well as followed by two electives, plus a learning written contract written 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:
To receive a certificate of completion for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program, you must:
- Successfully complete the Concurrent Disorders: Treatment Approaches and Applications as well as two elective courses within a four-year period
- Complete both 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.
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that participants successfully complete the core course before registering for either of the two electives. If registering for an elective course before the core course, it is required to contact the certificate coordinator, Kris Bews (firstname.lastname@example.org) when starting the first elective course, to complete the first component of the practice integration plan activity.
- Basic Pharmacology in Mental Health and Substance Use
- Collaborating with Families Affected by Concurrent Disorders
- Legal Issues in Mental Health Care in Ontario
- Medication, Interactions and Substance Use
- Motivational Interviewing: Foundations of Practice
- Motivational Interviewing (MI): Introduction and Application Course (online)
- Recovery-Oriented Approach