Self-Guided 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.

How It Works

Use this certificate for continuing education credit hours, as additional training, or to place on a resume as supplementary training. Our workshops have been formally approved through a number of different associations which are listed on our continuing education credits page.

Step 1

There is a $100.00 CAD registration fee. You will then register and pay for each workshop individually (both core and elective).

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Step 2

Register for and attend 60 credit hours of core and elective workshops. You are responsible for organizing your registration for these workshops.


Step 3

All 60 hours of workshops must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate. We will track your progress and award the certificate upon completion. Our in-person, live virtual, and on-demand workshops can all be counted toward the program.



$100 Registration Fee + Cost of all workshops*

*The total cost will vary depending on your workshop selections.


Live Virtual & In-Person Workshops

On-Demand Workshops



  • Early rate (register at least three weeks before a live virtual or in-person workshop to receive approximately 10% off)
  • Group discount (orders containing 4+ registrations for live virtual or in-person workshops will automatically receive a 5% discount)
  • University or 65+ discount (contact us to learn how to receive an additional discount on workshops)

Have Questions?

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Kloe Mak
Certificate Program
[email protected]
204-452-9199 ext. 106

Additional Information

We will apply any CTRI workshops you have attended within the last five years (proof of participation may be required). Upon registration, please contact Kloe Mak at [email protected] if you have retroactive attendance you would like applied towards your certificate.

Please complete your current certificate program before registering for a second certificate.

Please note:
*Webinars cannot be applied to the certificate program
*Workshops taken through other organizations cannot be applied to the certificate program

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