If you are interested in expanding your understanding of mental health and addiction, we have provided a short list of online education programs to get you started. We also encourage you to view any online education resource as supplemental to in-class certificate or degree program. While both promote knowledge in the specific content area you are interested in, in-class learning provides an opportunity for professional development through collaboration and mentoring of professional standards of practice.
Fundamentals of Addiction – CAMH
This course is put on by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In this course, you will gain a broad understanding of addiction through the lens of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), including both substance misuse and problem gambling. Through a biopsychosocial perspective, the course covers social determinants of health, harm reduction, screening and assessment methods in addictions, treatment, and legal/ethical considerations.
This 8-week online course is intended for professionals working with those presenting with addiction issues. The cost of the course is $425.00 as listed on the CAMH website.
If you are interested in this course by CAMH, please email email@example.com.