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Graduate Certificate of Mental Health Intervention (MHI)
Graduate Certificate of Mental Health Intervention (MHI)

Graduate Certificate of Mental Health Intervention (MHI)

  • ID:SC010106
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree or college diploma or equivalent in community studies, health and public safety or a related program.

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60)

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 176 with no skill below 169

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 125 to 130

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 60

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 88 with no skill below 22

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 22

Course Information

This eight-month graduate certificate program enhances the knowledge and skill sets of front line service providers or recent graduates of relevant programs with a specialization in mental health intervention. Along with studying theoretical and practical course content in family dynamics, community mental health and crisis intervention, you will be introduced to practical applications of the latest research and develop an understanding of risk, protective factors as well as early intervention applications. This training will prepare you to provide expertise to individuals and families in need of support.

During your second semester, the unique ‘Community Outreach’ course challenges your abilities to innovate new practices in the field. You will be placed on a team with fellow students where you will develop original modules based on best practices in mental health detection, prevention and outreach thereby contributing to the expansion of mental health knowledge and practices to the broader community.

As a graduate of this program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you are eligible to pursue Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health (BCMH) degree program. Students need to apply on an individual basis and have their transcripts reviewed by the BCMH Academic Co-ordinator to determine the transfer credits that they would be qualified to receive.

This program begins in May and ends in December.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Research 

  • Practical applications 

  • Ability to use good judgment

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Semester 1

  • MHI100, Introduction to Mental Health

  • MHI101, Diversity: Building Resilience

  • MHI214, Community Outreach

  • MHI406, Dynamics of the Family

  • PSY119, Health Psychology

  • SOC119, Sociology of Health

Semester 2

  • MHI200, Trauma Methods and Practice

  • MHI215, Community Outreach II

  • MHI304, Crisis Counselling

  • MHI402, Health Promotion and Education

  • MHI403, Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health

  • MHI504, Understanding Addiction

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Front line service providers

  • Public safety and corrections officers

  • Emergency response and health practitioners

  • Community and social service workers

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $808CAD

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