Addictions Counselling – Professional Studies Certificate

A faith-based approach

Recovering from life-controlling addictions requires an approach that encompasses all aspects of life: physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. A faith-based program sets a firm foundation for counsellors who wish to treat addiction from a Christian perspective. Emmanuel Bible College is currently the only Christian institution to offer an addictions counselling program certified by the Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation.

Is this program right for you?

The path to recovery for people with compulsive behaviours such as substance abuse, gambling, sex addictions, and eating disorders requires trained professionals with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. This program will prepare you for a variety of challenging and rewarding careers in the field of addictions counselling.

You will acquire the skills necessary to deal with individuals, couples, groups and families dealing with a variety of compulsive behaviors. The combination of the training and required work-hours in an addictions setting will qualify the student to work as a certified addictions counselor in a variety of settings including addictions training centres, emergency shelters, and various kinds of counseling and treatment centres.


Dr. Janie Dinsmore Czechowsky
B.A., M.T.S., M.Div., D.Min., R.P., RMFT, CCS, CCAC

Dr. Jurgen Czechowsky
B.A., M.T.S., M.Div., D.Min., RMFT, CCS, CCAC



Each Course
  • On site accommodations may be available for an additional cost
  • $10 Technology Fee
  • $10 Application fee (payable for first course only)
Register Today!

Emmanuel Bible College and ACT Associates of Waterloo, ON, offer an addictions training program as an approved educational provider of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF). The program is offered in a cohort model with the seven teaching modules scheduled over a 2 year period. Students attend each week-long module on the campus of Emmanuel Bible College and are engaged in learning activities throughout the day. The program provides the educational requirements for certification as a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor. Reading selections, assignments, papers and final exams for each module are completed outside of class time between the modules.

Following completion of the program and prior to certification with CACCF, students must also complete a work-hours requirement as well as a clinical supervision component provided by an Addictions Clinical Supervisior. This would be done through an agency providing services to those dealing with addictions problems. Please go directly to the CACCF website for complete certification details.

Onsite accommodations may be available for an additional cost. For details contact studentlife@emmanuelbiblecollege.cagv.
Human Development & Addiction Counselling Skills

Monday Feb 26 – Friday Mar2, 2018

Therapeutic Modalities 2 & Addiction Counselling Skills
Monday May 7 – Friday May 11, 2018

Case Management, Relational Violence, Relapse Prevention & Addiction Counselling Skills
Monday August 20 – Friday August 24, 2018

Pharmacology & Addition Counselling Skills
Monday October 22 – Friday October 26, 2018

Therapeutic Modalities 1 & Addiction Counselling Skills
Monday February 25 – Friday March 1, 2019

Behavioural Addictions & Addictions Counselling Skills
Monday May 6 – Friday May 10, 2019

Ethics, Crisis Response, Intervention & Addiction Counselling Skills
Monday August 19 – Friday August 23, 2019

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