Postgraduate Certificate Online

Addictions and Mental Health

Conestoga College

12 months
24 CAD/credit 720 CAD/year
6 CAD/credit 180 CAD/year
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At Addictions and Mental Health from Conestoga College students will learn to deliver responsive, culturally relevant, client-centred assessment and treatment to diverse individuals and groups. Practice ways to effectively collaborate and transform lives as a valuable part of a professional support team. 


At Addictions and Mental Health from Conestoga College students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by front-line workers and supervisors in order to deliver effective addictions and mental health services while promoting empowerment, self-determination, and optimum quality of life to individuals with addictions and mental health issues. Recovery principles, empowerment practice, and the impact of early and on-going trauma in the lives of individuals across the lifespan are examined. Students will have an opportunity to provide evidence-informed clinical and educational services to diverse individuals and groups experiencing addictions and mental health-related challenges.


This program may be of interest to Case Managers, Crisis Counsellors, Housing Support Workers, Mental Health Promotion Workers, RPNs, RNs, Occupational Therapists, and Personal Support Workers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mental Health and Addiction Foundations
  • Counselling
  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Holistic Assessment and Interventions: Determinants of Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders and Behavioural Addiction
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Chemical Dependency and Substance Use and Abuse
  • Working with Youth and Families

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Diploma or degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in human, health or social sciences OR three to five (3- 5) years of related full-time formal work experience
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    720 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24 CAD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    180 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6 CAD per credit during 12 months.

$25 per course is non-refundable


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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