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Addictions and Abuse Practitioner

Addictions and Abuse Practitioner Certificate

To earn the Addictions and Abuse Practitioner Certificate with Bredin College, students will create a personal action plan to demonstrate their reflective practice as they explore topics such as types and signs of abuse, legal responsibilities, sources and types of stress, and empathy fatigue. Students also explore the professional boundaries of the therapeutic relationship.

Total Certificate Price – $1200 (CAD plus GST) – 48 hours

Module 1 – Abuse Awareness
  • Types of Abuse
  • Cycles of Abuse
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Signs of Abuse
Module 2 – Fundamentals of Addiction
  • Properties of Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • The Brain and Addiction
  • Harm Reduction
  • Social Aspects of Addiction
  • Addiction in Canada/Alberta
Module 3 – Professional Boundaries
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Boundary Crossing and Violations
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • You must complete all the courses listed within a 3-month period to receive your Bredin College Certificate
  • These courses are self-paced and you can complete them around your schedule
  • Please check your eligibility for the Canada Job Grant as your employer may be able to assist with tuition

Career Opportunities

With the completion of this certificate, you will have the knowledge and ability required to employ a trauma-informed approach in many career settings, including:

  • Psychology
  • Medical Personnel
  • Counsellors
  • Nursing
  • Community Support Worker
  • Educators
  • First Responders

Due to the career-oriented nature of the proposed program and the accelerated delivery format, we are not able to engage in transfer agreements with other Alberta Public Colleges.

Get the Support of a Proven Employment Leader

Our roots are in employment solutions. Our parent company, Bredin Centre for Career Advancement, has been an employment leader in Alberta for over 40 years. We’ve helped thousands of people get the tools and support it takes to secure rewarding professional positions.

I am grateful for all the support and encouragement from the lovely people of Bredin College, Spruce Grove. I will always remember their kindness and unending patience in helping each student to succeed.
Ela Francisco

Want to add an abuse and addiction understanding to your practice? Get more info…

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Calgary 780-784-2020
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