Extend Your Skill Set

Those working in social services understand that people experiencing difficulty in their lives often face multiple issues. As a social worker, what’s the best way to approach these complex problems?

That’s the focus of Confederation College’s Concurrent Disorders program. This one-year certificate program covers many areas including epistemology of concurrent disorders, mental health issues and interventions, addictions issues and interventions, counselling, treatment and relapse prevention, and safety and crisis intervention. This program will provide you with an understanding of concurrent disorders; the impact they have on individuals, families and communities; and, most importantly, how to support individuals with concurrent disorders.


  • Helps build your skill set – and your résumé
  • ​Enhance your knowledge for your current social work position or gain knowledge for a new one
  • Program is offered through Distance Education either part-time or full-time, so you can schedule around work

Employment Opportunities

As a graduate of the Concurrent Disorders program you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in a wide range of addiction, mental health, and concurrent disorder settings, including group homes, adult shelters, residential treatment centres, community-based agencies, government and non-government agencies, correctional facilities and the health service sector.

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