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FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHOTHERAPY

Length of Program: 

Part-time; 24 months

Intake: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 

Blended face-to-face and online learning

Program Components: 

Coursework

Campus: 
Lethbridge
Program Description: 

The Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health Psychotherapy (AMHP) is a part-time, blended delivery program designed for students for careers in psychotherapy with an emphasis on addiction and mental health. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Interpret knowledge of addiction and mental health in psychotheraputic contexts
  • Summarize psychotheraputic processes in addiction and mental health
  • Differentiate addiction and mental health issues from other health and wellness issues
  • Formulate psychotheraputic treatment approaches
  • Perform psychotherapy for populations with addiction and mental health issues

International Students: Please be advised that due to the part-time nature of this program, graduates will not be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit after completing this program. International students interested in this program are advised to contact the International Centre before submitting an application to this program.

Program of Study

AMHP 5001 Theories of Addiction and Mental Health Psychotherapy
AMHP 5003 Methods of Inquiry in Addiction and Mental Health
AMHP 5005 Therapeutic Skills in Addiction and Mental Health
AMHP 5007 Ethics in Addiction and Mental Health Psychotherapy
AMHP 5009 Therapeutic Interventions in Addiction and Mental Health
AMHP 5013 Addiction and Mental Health Assessment

Two of:
     AMHP 5011 Issues in Addiction and Mental Health Psychotherapy (Series)
     AMHP 5015 Practicum I
     AMHP 5017 Practicum II
     AMHP 5990 Independent Study

Admission Requirements

Applicants must normally meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on the uLethbridge 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses
  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) for graduate students
Application Process


Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents
Before you begin an application, review the requirements for your supporting documents:
-Transcripts
-Curriculum vitae
-Letter of Intent
-Three (3) letters of reference
-English language proficiency (ELP) for graduate students
-If additional documentation is required, the Faculty of Heath Sciences will contact you.

Step 2: Submit Online Application by Deadline
Submit your complete application by midnight (MST/MDT) on the deadline date.

Step 3: Arrange for Official Documents
Official documents (e.g., transcripts, English language proficiency test scores) are required prior to registration.
Note: Applicants who have attended or are currently attending an institution participating in ApplyAlberta do not need to arrange for official transcripts to be sent to uLethbridge from the issuing institution. A list of participating institutions is available at www.applyalberta.ca.

Step 4: Admission Decision Process
The departmental committee reviews your application and makes a recommendation on admission to the program committee. You will be notified of your official admission status by the Registrar’s Office no later than April 1 (February 1 deadline). 

*Note: Students who are graduates of non-Canadian universities must provide notarized English translations of all documents not in the English language.

For more details please see the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue or contact graduate.health@uleth.ca.

 


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