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Mental Health Rehabilitation (Certificate)

Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

Mental health rehabilitation is an approach to service delivery that supports the recovery of people with prolonged mental illness. Through this program, develop an understanding of the foundations of mental health rehabilitation, as well as the knowledge and skills related to integrating the approach within mental health services and programs.

To support learning success, you are expected to establish a current connection with the mental health field either as an employee, a volunteer or through an affiliation with a peer initiative. For those interested in entering the mental health field and/or lacking a current connection and/or experience, you are directed to the Mental Health Practices PSR 1580 course.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)
  • Clear Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening may be required by the agency that you will be working with. It is the student's responsibility to check and provide to the agency if requested.
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Integrate knowledge of the historical, social, legal, and medical context of mental illness to the management of cases
  • Engage in research and reflective practice in relation to the concepts, theory, and treatment of mental illness
  • Apply knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and treatment of mental illness to case management
  • Integrate the psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) model and process to practitioner roles in mental health

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Mental health promotion
  • Community mental health services
  • Rehabilitation support services
  • Community organizations
  • Health care centres

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.