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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 interested in careers in psychotherapy with an emphasis on addiction and mental health. Learning outcomes include:

  • Interpret knowledge of addiction and mental health in psychotherapeutic contexts
  • Summarize psychotherapeutic processes in addiction and mental health
  • Differentiate addiction and mental health issues from other health and wellness issues
  • Formulate psychotherapeutic 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.

Questions? Please contact the Faculty of Health Sciences at graduate.health@uleth.ca

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In case of discrepancies between this page and the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue, the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue shall prevail.

Program of Study

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

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

Note: A maximum of one Independent Study may be taken to meet this requirement.

Admission Requirements

Applicants will meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (i.e. an undergraduate degree) in a related discipline from a recognized degree-granting institution
  • 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 (60.0 credit hours)
  • 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 below. If additional documentation is required, the Faculty of Health 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. 

*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.

Supporting Documents for the Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health Psychotherapy

Transcripts

Unofficial Transcripts
You will need to upload and submit your unofficial transcripts, including proof of graduation for your completed degree(s) and transcripts of all post-baccalaureate work, if any, via the online application system.

Official Transcripts
You will also need to arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to the Registrar’s Office. Your official transcripts are required to be received prior to course registration.

Applicants who have attended or are currently attending institutions NOT participating in ApplyAlberta must arrange to have official transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office. A list of participating institutions is available at applyalberta.ca.

Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope to:
Registrar’s Office
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Canada

Your transcripts are required to display your up-to-date coursework, including grades/marks received for completed coursework.

Letters of Reference

Applicants to the Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health Psychotherapy program are required to submit three (3) reference letters, one (1) of which must be academic, and two (2) of which must be professional.

You are: Who is an acceptable academic referee?
A current or recent graduate of an undergraduate program
  • One of your course instructors who hold a terminal
    degree or a continuing position at a University
A current or recent graduate student
  • Your supervisor, or a member of your Supervisory
    Committee
  • One of your course instructors who hold a terminal
    degree or a continuing position at a University
Working and completed a degree several years ago
  • Someone with whom you have studied at the
    university level
  • An employer or another person who has served
    in a supervisory capacity who can testify to your
    ability to succeed in an academic setting

The School of Graduate Studies is not able to:

  • Accept Letters of Reference submitted via email or regular mail
  • Re-use a Letter of Reference submitted in support of a previous application  
  • Edit/change your referees or send them reminders to submit their Letter of Reference  
  • Accept Letters of reference from a friend or family member
Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent must contain the nature of interest in the program and the intended career outcome upon completion.

Curriculum vitae

Your CV is a comprehensive document with a formal structure and academic focus. It should include your background, work experience, awards, scholarships, publications, and other achievements. If you are a current or former University of Lethbridge student, contact Career and Employment Services for additional information on the content and structure of a CV. 

English Language Requirements (ELP) for Graduate Students

English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Lethbridge. Prior to registration, all applicants to the School of Graduate Studies must demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments, research, and participation in tutorials and discussions, regardless of their citizenship or country of origin. Please see the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for graduate students for detailed information. 


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