Concurrent Disorders - 252

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
Learn to assess, treat and work with individuals and families battling addiction and mental health issues who present complex diagnosis and treatment challenges
Overview

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

Program Coordinator

Minimum requirements for admission to the Concurrent Disorders Graduate Certificate program

  • Minimum two-year College diploma or University degree
  • Preference given to applicants with a diploma or degree in Human Services
  • Past history working with individuals in a volunteer/field placement activity is strongly recommended
  • Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment

Field Placements

Students will complete field placements in a variety of community organizations throughout Ontario. 

  • Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to field placements within or outside the Hamilton region
  • Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter field placement
  • Students may be required to complete various Immunizations and Disease Screening protocols required by some field placement agencies

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Career Opportunities

The Concurrent Disorders Graduate Certificate program can lead to exciting career opportunities

Concurrent Disorders training can lead to careers involving the following:

Industries of Employment:

  • Community Agencies
  • Day Programs
  • Detoxification Units
  • Residential Treatment
  • Mental Health Services
  • Addiction Services
  • Shelters

Occupational Category:

  • Social Service Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Addiction Worker

Course Overview & Descriptions

For students stating Fall 2016. Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Field Placements

  • Students will complete field placements in a variety of community organizations throughout Ontario. 
  • Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to clinical placements within or outside the Hamilton region
  • Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter field placement
  • Students may be required to complete various Immunizations and Disease Screening protocols required by some field placement agencies
  • Students are expected to be available to complete approximately 30 hours per week of field placement in March and April

Become an Agency

If you would like to become an Agency that takes students on placement from Mohawk College's Human Services programs, please visit the Human Services Placement page.

Fennell Campus
Sep 2017
Open
Cost

Estimated first year tuition and fees

$4,000‐6,000
$6,001‐8,000
$8,001+
Full Cost Breakdown