Enhancing competence and care
Dalhousie's Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions is a program for those working within the field of health and social services, or in other professional capacities, who interact with individuals facing mental health and/or addictions challenges. It includes four courses, offered fully online, with topics including developing foundational and theoretical knowledge, advanced practice issues, and health promotion.
With a broad student base, the certificate emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary education and research, allowing professionals from different backgrounds to understand how to work collaboratively - with each other, and with individuals experiencing mental health and addictions challenges.
What you'll learn
As a student in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions, you'll:
- Get to know current mental health and addictions systems and how they work.
- Learn how to make individuals, families and communities the focus of your practice.
- Prepare to work collaboratively and interprofessionally within, and across, mental health and addictions systems.
- Read the latest research on mental health and addictions, and learn how to incorporate, evaluate and apply the information in your decision making.
- Learn how to advocate and work for change.
- Expand your knowledge of mental health, substance use and addictions.
- Discover strategies for working with individuals with mental health and addictions challenges that are informed by the latest research and clinical expertise.