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Concurrent Disorders Graduate Certificate - 252

Program overview:
START DATE: September
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for September 2016, Open for January 2017, Open for April 2017
SCHOOL: Community & Urban Studies
PROGRAM LENGTH: 1 academic year (period of 8 months)
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus September 2016 January 2017 April 2017
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Learn to assess, treat and work with individuals and families battling addiction and mental health issues who present complex diagnosis and treatment challenges

Students in Mohawk's Concurrent Disorders program will develop an understanding of substance abuse, mental illness and the use of drugs. Students will complete field placements in a variety of community organizations.

Recently, there has been increasing recognition of the unique needs of people who live with concurrent disorders in the helping professions. Co-occurring substance use and mental health problems present challenges for people in accessing comprehensive support and services. Most promising practices in social and health service agencies include integrated treatment approaches that are based on processes of empowerment that complement a person-centred model of wellness and health. Similarly, stakeholders locally and provincially, have acknowledged the need for employees with an understanding of people who live with concurrent disorders as well as supports, resources, and evidence based approaches.

Program Highlights

  • Understand concurrent disorders and their impact on individuals and families
  • Gain an understanding of treatment modalities utilized in treating concurrent disorders
  • Develop an understanding of substance abuse, mental illness and the use of drugs
  • Complete field placements in a variety of community organizations
  • Discover a blend of in-classroom lectures, online courses and community engagement

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