A new class of career psychologists and social workers is offering a degree in social work.
Curologist David Henshaw is one of the first graduates of the program, which is designed to help professionals who want to help others with mental health issues or those dealing with the challenges of addiction or substance abuse.
Henshaw says he hopes to use his degree as an asset and to help people who are struggling with addiction, mental illness and/or the challenges associated with the transition from their work.
He has worked at several hospitals and social service agencies, including the National Institute of Mental Health, where he spent the past eight years.
“I’ve had a lot of success working with people who need help,” Henshop said.
“It’s something that I love, and I think a lot people love it.”
Henshop says he is a fan of social workers who have been studying the field for a long time, including his own father.
“He’s had a couple of years now of doing it in his career, and it’s very rewarding for him,” Hinshaw said.
While he and other students are not taking the job as a career, Hensho is hoping to become a part-time one.
He said he plans to finish his degree in January 2019 and take a job that will allow him to help other people with mental illness or substance use.
“This is something that’s really important for me to do, because I think the most important thing that I can do for people is to help them be better, to help to change the way they think, to change their behaviour, so that they can live happier, healthier lives,” he said.
The program has been offered in a few locations, including in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
The courses will start in January and run through May 2019.
It will be taught by two graduates of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business, and at a cost of $25,000.