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Mental Health & Addictions

The purpose of ADLER's certificate programs in Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) is to provide practitioners, both beginning and experienced, with a range of integrated learning opportunities reflective of the current state of knowledge and practice in the field of mental health & addictions on which they can build and renew their skills. 

ADLER offers three certificates in Mental Health & Addictions:

  • MHA-100 Fundamentals of Mental Health & Addictions (36 hours - 3 modules)
  • MHA-200 Essential Skills for Mental Health and Addictions (36 hours - 3 modules)
  • MHA-300 Advanced Skills for Mental Health & Addictions (36 hours - 3 modules)

Cost: $895 (HST included)

Course Dates & To Register

MHA-100 Fundamentals of Mental Health and Addictions (36 hours)

MHA-101 Introduction to Mental Health
MHA-102 Introduction to Addictions
MHA-103 Relapse and Recovery

This program has been designed to provide the student with a critical overview of mental health, mental illness and addiction in contemporary society.

MHA-200 Essential Skills for Mental Health and Addictions (36 hours)

Prerequisite: MHA-100
MHA-201 Pharmacotherapy
MHA-202 Brief interventions
MHA-203 Motivational interviewing

This program of learning will allow participants to deepen their knowledge in three essential areas.

MHA-300 Certificate in Advanced Skills in Mental Health and Addictions (36 hours)

Prerequisite: MHA-200
This module identifies a general framework for the practice of case management that can serve as a foundation for developing each participant’s own approach. Examines cultural competence in clinical care as a complex and dynamic combination of awareness, knowledge, skills and application.

Students in the process of completing the previous Mental Health & Addictions program, or the previous Adult Mental Health and Child, Youth & Family Mental Health programs may transfer into this program. Please contact our registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.