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Mental Health Intervention, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Mental Health Intervention two semester Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares front line service providers or recent graduates of public safety and corrections, emergency response and health practitioners, community and social service workers, child and youth workers, recreational therapists, etc., who wish to obtain a specialization in mental health intervention to better support individuals and families in their mental health and wellbeing. The combination of theoretical and practical course content provides students with the knowledge, skills, and judgment to contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing when working with individuals, families or in community settings.

The program provides students with applied courses in family dynamics, community mental health, therapeutic approaches, crisis intervention, etc. while understanding both positive mental health and exploring prevention, detection and supportive programming for individuals and families. Students are also exposed to the practical applications of current research in the field of mental health and develop an understanding of risk and protective factors and early intervention applications.

A unique characteristic of this Graduate Certificate Program is characterized in a second semester 'Community Outreach' course where emphasis is placed on contributing to and aiding in the development of best practices in the field. In this integrated field/community outreach course, teams of students will develop modules based on best practices in mental health detection, prevention, outreach, etc. and deliver these modules to mental health service providers, social service agencies and/or community groups thereby contributing to expanding the knowledge of mental health practices to the broader community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Mental Health 
  • Diversity: Building Resilience 
  • Community Outreach 
  • Dynamics of the Family 
  • Health Psychology 
  • Sociology of Health 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in community studies, health and public safety and/or a related program
  • English proficiency at the college level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8016 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8016 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2600 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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