Mental Health Recovery Practitioner

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Mental Health Recovery Practitioner

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Post-Graduation Work Permit

The in-person delivery of this program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students.

The Mental Health Recovery Practitioner post-diploma certificate program provides health and human services professionals with the knowledge and skills to work with clients experiencing mental health and concurrent disorders. The program is offered in a flexible combination of online courses and live classroom instruction during the daytime.

What to expect from the program

The program emphasizes acquisition of applied skills and best practices in direct client care, advocacy, ethics, and work with families and communities. A key component of the program is work in labs and practicum. The program builds upon students’ previous training and experience, and graduates are equipped to meet client and employer needs in a range of relevant settings.

Graduate with experience

NorQuest College believes in the importance of on-the-job experience that provides an enriched learning opportunity.

You’ll graduate this program with 120 hours of work experience from a practicum and 15 hours of community service learning.


Career opportunities

The Mental Health Recovery Practitioner program will provide a viable career pathway for those entering the mental health field. Graduates of the Mental Health Recovery Practitioner program may pursue further education at the bachelor’s and master’s level, in areas such as social work, addictions, mental health, program administration, management and/or research.

  • Most employers in this field expect excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Recognition of international education to meet employment qualifications will vary based on employer.

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You may find other related occupations by searching for mental health, social work, occupational therapy, etc.


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