- Program Description
- Program of Studies / Mandatory Courses
- Admission and Registration
- Learning Outcomes
- Next Steps
- Field Placement / Clinical
- Frequently Asked Questions
- College Resources
- Program Contact
Learn to assess, treat and work with individuals and families battling addiction and mental health issues who present complex diagnosis and treatment challenges.
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-centered 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.
- 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 online courses, professional workshops and community engagement opportunities through field placements.
This program is also offered through Full Time Studies.
Admission and Registration
You must apply, and be accepted, to this program prior to registering for courses.
Intakes are available in the Fall (September) and Spring (May).
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.
Language Requirements for International Students:
- Successful completion of GAS-EAP (478) Program Level 8 with 90%
- TOEFL (opens in new window) minimum score of 560 (83 Internet based)
- or IELTS (opens in new window) Academic minimum score of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
- More information about acceptable certificates can be found at International Students - Understand Admission Requirements.
OSAP funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.
Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.
Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.
View the Educational Pathways.
View future career options and industries of employment.
For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).
Wait for your application to be approved. Once approved, you can select and register for your courses.
Field Placement / Clinical
Visit our Concurrent Disorders Field Placements page for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Continuing Education FAQ
- Where can I find more information on registering?
- What is the fee structure?
- How can I apply for an exemption?
- Can I obtain credit for learning obtained outside a traditional classroom?
- Where can I find more information on online learning and exams for online courses?
- How do I apply to graduate?
Community Services and Support