Private Certificate

Mental Health Counselling Skills


This program gives participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support individuals struggling with their mental health

Counsellors working with anxiety, depression, and addictions may find themselves at a loss as to where to begin, since these difficulties are often interrelated. Along with these difficulties, there can also be challenges and barriers in facilitating change. This program offers an understanding of these mental health issues, the change process, and strategies for overcoming roadblocks in therapy. Participants will learn skills for brief focused counselling, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing, all of which are effective tools for working with complex mental health concerns.

Elective workshops:

Elective workshops, chosen in consultation with CTRI, make up the additional hours of training you need to reach 60 hours. Suggested elective workshops to complete this certificate are: Mental Health Awareness and Support, Mindfulness Counselling Strategies, Trauma – Counselling Strategies for Healing and Resilience, Trauma-Informed Care, and Suicide Intervention Skills. You can find all our available workshop topics here.

*There are additional workshops that meet the requirements of the Certificate in Mental Health Counselling Skills. Please speak to us about customizing the program to fit your needs.

How it Works

Customized certificate programs are offered online or on-location, right in your community or organization – either over a period of two consecutive weeks, or scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Contact one of our training coordinators to receive a proposal. We’ll help you choose the best content and trainers for your group. We’ll also discuss the timelines and other logistics of running the program.

Contact a Training Coordinator

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Elliot Grisdale
Training Coordinator
[email protected]
204-452-9199 ext. 112



Cost varies depending on location. You will receive an estimate with your proposal.

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