Concurrent Disorders - 252
Co-occurring substance use and mental health problems are challenging for individuals and families.
Currently, best practice suggests that screening for concurrent disorders is a priority for anyone presenting with addiction or mental health concerns. This is the focus for human service organizations, not the exception.
Most promising practices in social and health service agencies include integrated treatment approaches based on a person-centred model of wellness and health. Stakeholders, locally and provincially acknowledge the need for employees with an understanding of people who live with concurrent disorders.
- Building on your previous academic work, you will incorporate specialized knowledge and skills to provide support to individuals with concurrent mental health and substance use issues.
What you'll learn
- Develop an understanding of substance use issues and mental illness.
- Understand concurrent disorders and their impact on individuals and families.
- Gain an understanding of treatment planning and case management for concurrent disorders.
- Engage in simulation exercises that build self awareness and communication skills
- Practice intervention strategies for clients and families.
- Develop knowledge of the social determinants of mental health
- Work directly with community organizations through field placement opportunities.
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI)
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
1 academic year (period of 8 months)
- Fall semester, in class for 4 months
- Winter semester, in class for 2 months, followed by field placement in-person and unpaid for 2 months
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- Minimum two-year College diploma or University degree
- Preference given to applicants with a diploma or degree in Human Services
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 560 (83 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Tuition and Fees
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Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
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When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career.
As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.
Available Financial Assistance Resources:
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP (domestic students only)
- Working on Campus
- Additional Sources of Funding
- Financial Assistance Home Page
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Course Overview & Descriptions
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Note: HLTH 10152 Fostering Healthy Lifestyles will be delivered as follows:
Lecture 2 hours: First 7 weeks of program
Lab 2 hours: Second 7 weeks of program
How you'll gain skills
- Completing field placements in a variety of community organizations.
- Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.
- Experience interactive simulations to further develop course concepts.
- 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 Social Services & Justice Studies programs, please visit the Community Services Field Placements page.
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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.
Your future career options
- Case Manager
- Mental Health Worker
- Community Worker
- Addiction Worker
Where you could work includes:
- Community Agencies
- Day Programs
- Detoxification Units
- Residential Treatment
- Mental Health Services
- Addiction Services
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Early Childhood Education (Intensive)
- Social Service Worker (Intensive)
- Recreation Therapy (Intensive)
- Early Childhood Education
- Social Service Worker
- Educational Support
- Recreation Therapy
- Community and Justice Services
- Child and Youth Care
- Autism and Behavioural Science
- Mental Health and Disability Management
- Brain Disorders Management
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment.
Domestic Canadian Students
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