Substance Use Disorder Specialization

Substance use and misuse continue to be a leading cause of illness, disability and social problems in Canada. Trends in substance use are constantly evolving, and it is important that people who will work in para-professional roles have a good understanding of how to effectively provide support to individuals living with problematic use.

In the substance use disorder specialization, you will build on the knowledge you have gained in the core courses by completing three focused courses in substance use disorder:

  • Introduction to motivational interviewing
  • Models of recovery from addiction
  • Introduction to therapeutic groups

Examples of roles in substance use disorder/addiction settings include residential care worker, withdrawal unit support worker, member carer worker, and more.

Interested? Contact us for more details.

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How to Apply

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