Addictions: Treatment and Prevention
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Internship
Length: 3 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2017
In this graduate level program, students learn to provide a client-centred and client driven continuum of treatment for individuals with addiction problems. With a solid framework of individual and group counseling skills, the students study individual, gender and societal considerations and the resulting treatment implications. They practise motivational interviewing techniques and learn the importance of matching client needs with intervention options. In addition, students reconstruct education and prevention strategies and design, facilitate and evaluate such tools.
Career opportunities may include addictions counsellors, substance abuse counsellors, chemical withdrawal management counsellors, addictions nurses, problem gambling counsellors and attendants in residential, out-patient, and street-front treatment settings.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- counsel individuals, families and groups affected by addictions;
- integrate skills and knowledge to provide client-centred treatment;
- incorporate family, gender, relational, social and cultural considerations in treatment planning;
- plan, implement and evaluate psychosocial educational programs;
- advocate for individuals and for social change;
- practice ethically, professionally and openly;
- utilize strategies essential to being a resilient and healthy practitioner;
- employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession;
- apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
The Program Progression
- Sem 1: Fall 2017
- Sem 2: Winter 2018
- Sem 3: Summer 2018
A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/
- Post-secondary diploma, or degree, with a specialty in human, health or social sciences
Applicants will be selected based on their academic grades. An overall minimum average of 65%, C+ or GPA of 2.5 is recommended in post-secondary studies. Resume and letter of intent (upon request).
Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check
Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.
NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.
12 Mandatory Courses
To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.
|ADCT 1000||Introduction to Counselling: Motivating People to Change|
|ADCT 1001||Group Counselling: Dynamics and Processes|
|ADCT 1002||Treatment Modalities in Addictions|
|ADCT 1005||Practitioner Skills Development|
|ADCT 1012||Clinical Applications of Motivational Counselling|
|ADCT 1014||Introduction and Issues in the Field of Addictions|
|ADCT 1015||Concepts of Chemical Dependency|
|ADCT 1016||Gender Considerations in Treatment|
|ADCT 1017||Prevention and Education in Addictions|
|ADCT 1018||Selected Populations in Addictions Treatment|
|ADCT 1019||Addictions and Mental Health|
|ADCT 1020||Gambling and Other Behavioural Dependencies|
|ADCT 1021||Addictions Consolidation|
Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.