The Addiction and Mental Health Specialization is comprised of four courses offered in a blended format with a primary focus on advancing practice in addition 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.
**UCalgary will be offering all 2021 Winter & Spring/Summer courses on line.
Residency dates will continue as scheduled in a virtual format.
For details/information, please contact the course instructors for each respective certificate.
May 13, 2021
2 days - May 13-14
May 14, 2021
2 days - May 13-14
June 1, 2021
Addictions and Mental Health Team
Jacqueline Smith (Team Lead)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Nursing
NURS 612 - Fall 2021
Understand 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 2021
Therapeutic Practices: Counselling, 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.
NURS 616 - Spring 2021
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.
NURS 618 - Summer 2021
Specialized Practice Demonstration
Implementation and evaluation of a proposed practice demonstration with a final report and recommendations.