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:
To receive a certificate of completion for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program, you must:
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 two electives (listed below):
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.
Required texts (not included in course fee): Treating Concurrent Disorders: A Guide for Counsellors
You can purchase this book by going to the following link below:
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
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.
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
Next course will be offered in the fall of 2021
Please review the cancellation policy.
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