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Addictions: Treatment and Prevention

Addictions: Treatment and Prevention Ontario College Graduate Certificate

What is Addictions: Treatment and Prevention?

In this graduate level program, students learn to provide a client-centred and client-driven continuum of treatment for individuals with addiction problems. With a solid framework of individual and group counselling skills, the students study individual, gender and societal considerations and the resulting treatment implications. They practise motivational interviewing techniques and learn the importance of matching client needs with intervention options. In addition, students reconstruct education and prevention strategies and design, facilitate and evaluate such tools.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
ADTP
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
Orillia
Start:

Fall - Orillia

Contact:
Heidi Stanley
Email:
Heidi.Stanley@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3076

In this graduate level program, students learn to provide a client-centred and client-driven continuum of treatment for individuals with addiction problems. With a solid framework of individual and group counselling skills, the students study individual, gender and societal considerations and the resulting treatment implications. They practise motivational interviewing techniques and learn the importance of matching client needs with intervention options. In addition, students reconstruct education and prevention strategies and design, facilitate and evaluate such tools.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • counsel individuals, families and groups affected by addictions


  • integrate skills and knowledge to provide client-centred treatment


  • incorporate family, gender, relational, social and cultural considerations in treatment planning


  • plan, implement and evaluate psychosocial educational programs


  • advocate for individuals and for social change


  • practice ethically, professionally and openly


  • utilize strategies essential to being a resilient and healthy practitioner


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
Fall Intake - Orillia

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

- Post-secondary diploma, or degree, with a specialty in human, health or social sciences

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- College diploma, or university degree, with a specialty in human, health or social sciences

12 Mandatory Courses

1 Internship

Applicants will be selected based on their academic grades.   An overall minimum average of 65%, C+ or GPA of 2.5 is recommended in post-secondary studies.  Resume and letter of intent (upon request).

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Mandatory Courses

ADCT1000 Introduction to Counselling: Motivating People to Change
ADCT1001 Group Counselling: Dynamics and Processes
ADCT1002 Treatment Modalities in Addictions
ADCT1005 Practitioner Skills Development
ADCT1012 Clinical Applications of Motivational Counselling
ADCT1014 Introduction and Issues in the Field of Addictions
ADCT1015 Concepts of Chemical Dependency
ADCT1016 Gender Considerations in Treatment
ADCT1017 Prevention and Education in Addictions
ADCT1018 Selected Populations in Addictions Treatment
ADCT1019 Addictions and Mental Health
ADCT1020 Gambling and Other Behavioural Dependencies
Internship
ADCT1021 Addictions Consolidation

View the Addictions: Treatment and Prevention articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Program:

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Year:

2012 and 2014


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Curtis Copegog

Miigwaansag (little feathers) worker, Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre

Program:

Native Education: Community and Social Development and Addictions: Treatment and Prevention

Year:

2012 and 2014


As the Miigwaansag (little feathers) worker at the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre, I work with at risk youth 13 to 18 years of age by developing and facilitating cultural programs and workshops. I also provide one-to-one and group support. As well as youth advocacy and court support. Read more...

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Program:

Developmental Services Worker, Addictions: Treatment and Prevention


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Lisa Newman

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Program:

Aboriginal Community and Social Development, Addictions: Treatment and Prevention

Year:

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Brian Janes

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Program:

Addictions: Treatment and Prevention


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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Heidi Stanley
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3076

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