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Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health Fanshawe College - London Campus Fanshawe College - London Campus, Canada

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CAD 15650

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100 Waived

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12 months


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Program Overview

Addictions and Mental Health is a one-year program for graduate students who are committed to advancing their skills and knowledge. This program combines classroom instruction with a field placement for students to work with clients.

Your Learning Experience
The Addictions and Mental Health one-year program will be beneficial for seasoned practitioners who are committed to maintaining currency, and/or who are seeking career advancement. Students who are newly graduated from post-secondary may also wish to enroll in this program to deepen their knowledge and skill base prior to entering the workforce. Opportunities to work in varying sectors such as child, adult, family and gerontology-based programs may broaden for students who complete this Graduate Certificate. 

This program is designed for graduate students who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills to advance their career or enter the workforce. You will learn the fundamental components of addictions and mental health issues, promotion and prevention, pharmacology, and social treatment approaches.

As a student within the mental health and addictions program, you will feel confident using intervention techniques, educate individuals through knowledge exchange, work collaboratively in teams and build wholistic relationships. Prepare for a career as a mental health worker by gaining hands-on experience through a capstone and field placement within addictions and mental health. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while working collaboratively with various professionals.

The intent of this program will be to ready students to work in a variety of Human Services settings such as community programs, residential care, social service programs, early childhood and family centres, recreation and leisure services, gerontology programs, group homes as well as any other settings that support prevention, intervention and treatment of addictions and/or mental illness.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use a bio-psycho-spiritual framework when providing addictions and mental health services;
  • Provide holistic, client-centred, gender-based, culturally relevant assessments and interventions to individuals, groups and families within social and cultural contexts across the lifespan;
  • Integrate skills and knowledge from a range of frameworks and contexts in addictions, mental health and concurrent disorders to provide non-biased services to women and those from diverse and varied populations;
  • Educate individuals, families, groups and the community regarding issues and approaches through knowledge translation, knowledge exchange and the dissemination of relevant and current research and practice via formal and informal education;
  • Access, utilize and advocate for culturally informed community supports and services for individuals, families and the community;
  • Actively participate in and contribute to, relevant networks, groups and organizations promoting development, improvement and advancement in the fields of addictions and mental health;
  • Work collaboratively within inter-professional teams providing ethical, effective, timely, and coordinated holistic services;
  • Practice ethical and responsible behaviour in all aspects of work;
  • Use research results to design and implement client care and services with the participation and contribution of the client, their family, and the community;
  • Proactively build collaborative relationships with Indigenous stakeholders to ensure culturally appropriate services.
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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 10 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology/Social Work.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 100 Waived

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11000 Per year

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