Addiction Studies & Intervention Strategies Certificate Program

Addiction Studies & Intervention Strategies Certificate Program

60 – hour intensive program, delivered in twelve 5 hr. sessions
on alternating Sundays, commencing on April 10, 2016 – October 9, 2016

A new Certificate Program, to include:

  • ✓    Etiology (Causes) of Substance Abuse & Addiction           5 hrs.
  • ✓    Fundamentals of Drugs/Alcohol & Addiction                     20 hrs.
  • ✓    Fundamentals of Drug/Alcohol Pharmacology                  10 hrs.
  • ✓    Assessment/Treatment Options & Planning                     10 hrs.
  • ✓    Recovery & Relapse Prevention Strategies                      10 hrs.
  • ✓    Intervention Techniques                                                    10 hrs.

This is an intensive, hands-on experience in which you will be expected to participate in clinical dyads and groups; in-class exercises and do basic research, homework and assignments.

Full Tuition Only: $2050.00
Sessional Payment Plan available ($175/session)

For further information contact:

Jon White, Executive Director • 905-476-6913

All sessions held at our Seminar Room at Partners Head Office:
775 Lennox Ave., Island Grove (Keswick), ON

Schedule of Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.)

~ Sundays ~

  • April 10 and 24, 2016
  • May 8
  • June 5 and 19
  • July 17 and 31
  • August 21
  • September 4, 11, 25
  • October 9, 2016

Who should take this Course:

This Course is designed as an adjunct to our Professional Counselling Skills Certificate Program or any other certificate, diploma or degree program. It is perfect for those currently in the helping professions or for any individual seeking a solid understanding of the causes and roots of substance abuse and addiction. It teaches evidence-based approaches to recognizing and assessing the presence of an addiction, as well as treatment strategies and options to help people get clean of drugs and alcohol – and stay that way.

It will benefit anyone working in the following fields: Counsellors, Therapists and Social Workers, Nurses, Teachers, Care Providers, Holistic Practitioners, etc. and anyone wishing to make a positive impact on friends and family members struggling with addiction.

Your Instructor:

Jon White is a Family Therapist, an Addictions Counsellor and the Executive Director of Partners Counselling & Education Services. He is also the Founder and International Director of Dream School International. Jon has worked extensively with men, women and children in Canada, the U.S. and the former Soviet Union and with children and families in Bosnia and Croatia during the war there. He also worked extensively on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Jon is a skilled and experienced therapist in dealing with trauma and loss and has counselled Canadian Forces members for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder arising from foreign service. He has wide-ranging experience working with adults around the issues of anger management and partner abuse, sexual abuse, alcoholism and substance abuse.

Jon has been in private practice continuously for over 30 years. Conservatively, he has done more than 35,000 direct clinical hours with clients: children, teens, adults, couples and families. Additionally, he has delivered close to 1000 psycho-educational and therapeutic group sessions. Many of these individual and group sessions had substance abuse and addictions as a core feature. He has taught and lectured extensively to children and adults, private corporations, school boards, staff and students from elementary through to college level schools and universities.

For four years, Mr. White was also the Lead Instructor of the Addictions and Community Services Worker Program at a College in York Region, ON.

Jon is in long-term recovery himself and has helped many hundreds of men, women and teens get clean and stay that way – individually, in groups and in treatment centres and other programs.

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