Mental Health and Addictions Counselling Diploma

Estevan Campus
Year 1 – October 21, 2024 – August 15, 2025
Year 2 – October 20, 2025 – August 14, 2026
Length of Program
2 years
Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Tuition and Mandatory Fees:
Year 1 – $7,214 | Year 2 – $7,990
Year 1 – $900 | Year 2 – $1,259
*Tuition, mandatory fees, and materials costs are based from estimates and subject to change without notice.

Applications for this program are currently closed; program is full with a wait list.

Program Overview

Mental Heath and Addictions workers are a vital part of the health care team. Graduates from the Mental Health and Addictions Counselling Diploma program will bring their new knowledge in the specialty to communities across the province and be able to confidently assist with the growing addictions crisis.

Year 1

ENGL-101 Critical Reading and Writing MHA-101 Introduction to Counselling Skills MHA-109 Trauma-Informed Practice
MHA-103 Roles, Responsibilities and Ethics MHA-102 Conflict Resolution PRAC-131 Allied Services Practicum
MHA-104 Introduction to Pharmacology and Psychobiology MHA-106 Models of Detoxification Processes PRAC-247 Detoxification Practicum
MHA-105 Phenomenology of Substance Use and Disorder Patterns MHA-107 Family and the Healing Process
MHA-108 Mental Health First Aid MHA-143 Concurrent Disorders
MHA-148 Professional Practice MHA-144 Poly-Addictions
PSYC-102 Introduction to Psychology 1 MHA-149 Mental Health and Psychological Considerations
SOCI-171 Culture and Diversity in Canadian Society SEM-109 Seminar

Year 2

COUN-241 Counselling Modalities COUN-245 Group Facilitation PRAC-221 Consolidated Practice Education B
MHA-200 Case File Management, Screenings, and Intake Procedures MHA-204 Practice Considerations for Diverse Populations
MHA-201 Assessments, Motivational Interviewing and Recovery Plans MHA-205 Contemporary Interventions
MHA-202 Individual Counselling Skills (Theory) MHA-206 Group Counselling
MHA-203 Individual Counselling Skills Lab MHA-207 Community Engagement, Partnerships and Prevention Programs
SEM-202 Individual Counselling Seminar MHA-208 Transition to Professional Practice Seminar
PRAC-220 Consolidated Practice Education A


  • Clinical placements for the Mental Health and Addictions program may take place outside of the city/town where your program takes place. 
  • Students that miss mandatory labs and/or clinical placements due to any reason other than illness, will be subject to retake applicable labs/clinicals at their own cost to be eligible for course completion/graduation; the cost will be determined by the program coordinator.

Your Career

Graduates of our program make a difference for clients in a variety of settings including:

  • inpatient and residential treatment
  • intensive day-patient and outpatient
  • community mental health and addiction services (integrated outreach services)
  • indigenous treatment centres
  • mental health crisis teams
  • emergency departments
  • rapid access to addiction medicine clinics (RAAM) and a variety of multidisciplinary teams
  • partial hospital and day treatment
  • detoxification: social and medical
  • correctional facilities
  • programs working with offenders under community supervision
  • juvenile detention centres
  • employee family assistance programs
  • prevention and education community mobilization

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 with English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30
  • English Language Requirement (one of the below)
    • Waived if applicant completed grades 10, 11, and 12 English, in sequence, as part of three full academic years in a high school using provincially accredited Canadian or state-accredited U.S. curriculum with a minimum grade of 70% in English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30, or equivalent.
    • Waived if applicant completed a minimum of two years from an accredited post-secondary program at a recognized institution or a combination of accredited programs where English is the official language of instruction and examination with a grade point average of 60% or equivalent.
    • IELTS Academic overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum score of 7.0 in each band.
    • TOEFL overall score of 94-101 with a minimum score of 23 in Speaking, a minimum score of 24 in each of Listening and Reading, and a minimum score of 27 in Writing.
    • Duolingo English Test minimum overall score of 135.
  • Current certification in the following must be provided prior to starting semester 2 of the program:
    • Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®)
    • Advanced Professional Assault Response Training (PART)
    • Standard First Aid
    • Basic Life Support Provider (formerly CPR Health Care Provider ‘C’ AED) or equivalent
    • 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification. Recertification will be required every three years to remain current.
  • Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to commencement of the program.
  • Accepted applicants are required to provide current immunization records.

*In order to ensure prompt acceptance into our program, applicants should make every effort to ensure that applicable transcripts have been received by our Registrar’s office within 5-7 business days of program application*

How to Contact a Southeast College Student Services Advisor

Students who require additional assistance or require more information are encouraged to make an appointment with their closest available Student Services Advisor. Appointments can be made online at: or by calling toll free 1-866-999-7372

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