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The Addictions Worker program at Sprott Shaw provides you with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills.

Throughout the program, you will learn to apply the principles of addiction, pharmacology and relapse prevention planning. You will also gain practical skills in intake, assessment, motivational interviewing and treatment planning. You will develop group facilitation skills as well as entry-level skill development in 1-to-1 counselling.

Courses include:

  • An in-depth study of family dynamics and addiction as well as special populations including: ethnic/cultural groups, First Nations, youth, sexual minorities and the elderly
  • Principles of communication are explored in great depth
  • Presentation skills, documentation and record keeping,
  • Organizational skills, professionalism, confidentiality and interpersonal skills
  • You will also receive Nonviolent Crisis Intervention© certification and First Aid training

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