Addiction Counsellors

(NOC 4153)

Career Description

These counsellors specialize in dealing with clients with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction.

Duties May Include

Addictions counsellors may:

Interview clients, prepare case histories, assess problems, and conduct vocational testing and psychometric assessment;

Develop and implement counselling/intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and the means to attain them;

Counsel clients and provide therapy/mediation services;

Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and clients' progress;

Provide public education/consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues, and methods;

Prepare assessments, progress, follow-up, and court reports;

Specialize in dealing with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion Post-diploma; Online
Addiction and Mental Health Worker Diploma
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Addiction Studies Diploma - Aboriginal Focus Diploma
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mental Health and Addiction Worker Diploma
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Public Health Bachelor; Honours
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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Addictions Counselling Bachelor
Addictions Counselling Post-diploma
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Modified on July 17, 2012