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 Addictions Worker
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SchoolSprott Shaw College - Chilliwack Campus
LocationChilliwack, BC, Canada
School TypeCareer College
School Size
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length43 Week(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
Prerequisites NotesGrade 12/ GED, or mature student status. Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and assessments.
Cost
Scholarships
DescriptionThe Addictions Worker program has been designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required for employment in the field.

During the program, students learn to apply the principles of addiction, pharmacology and structured relapse prevention planning. Students gain practical skills in intake, assessment, motivational interviewing and treatment planning with a strong emphasis on case management and professional ethics. The program focuses on developing group facilitation skills as well as entry-level skill development in 1-to-1 counselling. Principles of communication are explored in great depth and students receive Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification and First Aid training. This program includes a practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.
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