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 make up the additional hours of training you need to reach 60 hours. These can be chosen from CTRI’s in-person, live virtual, or on-demand workshops. 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.
How It Works
We will apply any CTRI workshops you have attended within the last five years (proof of participation may be required). Upon registration, please contact Lauren Laycock 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.
*Webinars cannot be applied to the certificate program
*Workshops taken through other organizations cannot be applied to the certificate program