Students in this 8-month full-time certificate program will learn to support Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal individuals, families and communities in identifying and managing addictions through prevention and treatment programs. Students will acquire the multilevel intervention skills necessary to support dysfunctional behaviours throughout a range of addictions, from substance abuse to gambling.
Addictions Counsellors often work in community social services, children and youth services, justice system institutions, community aboriginal services, and emergency shelters.
The program includes 10 courses and 3 community practicums. Program delivery is classroom-based with a focus on group discussions and learner participation, and classes are generally scheduled between 8 am and 4 pm from Monday to Friday.
Program content emphasizes Western and Northern Aboriginal history and culture, and focuses on the needs of Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal instructors are involved in delivering the Aboriginal educational programming, and the program is open to everyone.
Curriculum Subject to Change
|Aboriginal History, Identity and Culture (HHC0023)
|Cross-Cultural Communication and Interpersonal Relationships (HHC0025)
|Therapeutic and Professional Communication (HHC0027)
|Fundamentals of Written Communication (COMM181)||3||45|
|Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan (PSYC151)
|Introduction to Addiction Studies (HHC0282)
|Introduction to Counselling (HHC0283)
|Practicum I (HHC0287)||1||45|
|Physiology and Processes of Addictions (HHC0284)
|Counselling II (HHC0285)
|Professional Issues and Practice (HHC0286)
|Practicum II (HHC0288)||1||45|
|Practicum III (HHC0289)
Credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent
See English Language Proficiency Requirements for details.