McMaster University

Addiction Careworker

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Centre for Continuing Education
Degree:Diploma; Online; Distance
Field of Study:Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling
Description:The Addiction Education programs were developed in partnership with the Faculty of Social Sciences to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills for working with people with addictions. Courses are designed to help you: understand addictions and approaches to intervention, including assessment, treatment, relapse prevention, case management and self-help; develop or enhance individual and group counselling techniques; explore specific needs of individuals and groups including, women, youth, the elderly, adult children of alcoholics, people with concurrent disorders or other disabilities and people with problem gambling.
URL:Addiction Careworker at McMaster University
Careers:Addiction Counsellors

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); CAE: Grade B with a minimum of "Good" on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); PTE: 60 overall with minimum score of 60 in Writing and Speaking; CAEL: 70 overall; MELAB: 85 overall with a minimum of 80 in each of the three required components; TOEFL (iBT): 86 overall with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening).

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to submit a Current Resume, and a 1-2 page letter stating: previous training and experience in the helping field; your assessment of your learning needs; and, why you think this program will help you meet your learning needs. The purpose of the letter is to help us assess program fit.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 22, 2017