Concurrent Disorders - 252

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

Overview

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

  • Building on your previous academic work, you will incorporate specialized knowledge and skills to provide support to individuals with concurrent mental health and substance abuse issues.

What you'll learn

  • 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.
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)
 

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $670.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $77.00
Domestic Tuition $2,532.18 $2,532.18
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $3,202.20 $3,263.10
Total 1st Year Fees $6,465.30

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,805.47 $7,805.47
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $77.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,257.47 $8,255.47
Total 1st Year Fees $16,512.94

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Additional Information

Admission

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
  • 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
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Completing field placements in a variety of community organizations.
  • Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.

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 Social Services & Justice Studies programs, please visit the Community Services Field Placements page.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

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
  • Shelters

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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.

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Admissions

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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
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*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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Laura Grayhurst - Headshot

I really enjoyed my experience in the Concurrent Disorders program. I found Susan Kalles’ course, “Fostering Healthy Lifestyles” the most beneficial as it was very hands-on and much of our theory work was learned out in the Hamilton community. I thought this approach was unique and provided me with lessons I would not have otherwise experienced.

Laura Grayhurst - 2017 Graduate

Michael Marshall - Headshot

The Concurrent Disorders program prepared me for my career as it gave me a strong foundation in clinical skills, resourcefulness and creative thinking. My instructors were great and provided me with real-life examples that were correlated directly with the material we were learning. Assignments in the program were of real-life scenarios for treatment planning, documentation, ethical situations and methods of harm reduction that we would encounter in our future careers. Due to this approach in the program I had better insight when I entered the field. I now work at the Good Shepherd in Hamilton and often rely on skills, training and knowledge that I learned in the program.

Michael Marshall - 2012 Graduate