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Mental Health & Addictions Associate Certificate
If you are already studying or working in the human service or health care fields, you can earn an associate certificate in Mental Health and Addictions to take your career to a new level. Focused on the specific needs of clients coping with mental health and substance use challenges, you’ll be ready for a variety of workplace settings and challenges.
In this program, you will complete two online courses that examine current research about the causes and treatment of mental health and substance use challenges for marginalized populations as well as participate in a two-day experiential workshop focused on motivational interviewing skills.
This certificate is designed for those who wish to focus their practice in the area of Mental Health and Addictions and may be of interest to
Human Services students
Human Services workers
Degree holders looking for work-related skills and/or credentials
Nurses wishing to practice in the area of Mental Health and Addictions
Upon graduation from our associate certificate program, you’ll have skills and knowledge necessary to focus your practice in Mental Health and Addictions. Employment options include:
Drop-in and Outreach Programs
Community Liaison, Education and Support
Group Homes and Adult Shelters
Child and Youth Support and Outreach
Social Services Programs
Tenant Support and Shelter Resources
Employment Counselors and Resource Centres
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities
You can receive transfer credit for the theory courses from the University of Victoria and Thompson Rivers University.
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What People are Saying
The courses you taught have not only helped me to get work in the field, but to also be better equipped to help the people I work with. I'm so very grateful.
Julie Matte, Mental Health and Addictions Associate Certificate Alumna
I came to Selkirk College with eight years of street work experience but no accreditation. Selkirk College’s Mental Health and Addictions Associate Certificate enabled me to study and absorb information appropriate to my skill level, relay my experience to students new to the field and so impressed vulnerable sector community members by the level of communication and support they asked to participate in projects. I’ve stopped counting how many times I’ve recommended Selkirk College’s program to peers.