The Addiction and Mental Health certificate is an online program with a primary focus on advancing practice in addiction and mental health, particularly those requiring addiction and mental health services.
Value is placed on the public/person perspectives as integral to advancing addiction and mental health practice and policy guided by collaboration in listening, planning, and enacting change that is helpful and empowering for clients and their identified supports.
The four courses are designed for working professionals, drawing on an advanced theoretical, experiential, and research base to enable graduates to integrate and demonstrate advanced practice and collaborative leadership.
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Graduate Certificate Connect Dates
UCalgary Nursing offers all Graduate Certificate courses online.
Student Connect days will continue as scheduled in a virtual format.
March 4, 2023
1 day March 4
June 3, 2023
2 days June 3-4
June 4, 2023
2 days June 3-4
July 8, 2023
1 day July 8
Aug. 5, 2023
1 day August 5
NURS 612 - Fall 2022
Understanding Comorbidity: Advanced Assessment, Screening, and Practice Implications
Selected theories and models of addiction and mental health relevant to advancing specialized practice and including advanced assessment, screening and implications for practice innovation and leadership.
NURS 614 - Winter 2023
Therapeutic Practices: Counseling, Treatment Planning, and Sustained Recovery
Selected therapeutic practices in addiction and mental health including but not limited to therapeutic relationships, therapeutic use of self, counseling (individual, group, family), motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and contingency management and trauma informed care.
*Prerequisite(s): NURS 612
NURS 616 - Spring 2023
Specialized Practice Integration
Specialized practice seminar focused on integration of advanced knowledge, practice and ethics; active engagement in critical debriefing of complex case scenarios augmented with virtual simulation; and development of a practice demonstration proposal.
*Prerequisite(s): NURS 614
NURS 618 - Summer 2023
Specialized Practice Demonstration
Implementation and evaluation of a proposed practice demonstration with a final report and recommendations.
*Prerequisite(s): NURS 616