Unlocking the Power of Stepped Care 2.0 / A Concise yet Comprehensive Introduction to the Model

Join us in transforming systems of care for mental health and substance use health services.
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A Brief Overview of Stepped Care 2.0

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Course Description

This course provides a brief introduction to the Stepped Care 2.0 (SC2.0©) model, principles, and core components.

Person-centric in its approach, SC2.0©SC2.0 focuses on the strengths of both individuals and communities and provides diverse options, recognizing that one approach doesn’t work for everyone.


Course length: Approximately 45 minutes

Cost per person: $137.50

Eliminating barriers in systems of care with SC2.0©

People will engage with the resources that best meet their needs, preferences and readiness. Both  people accessing services and providers engage in continuous discussionon progress, and collaborate on decisions about care, adjusting as needed.

What You’ll Learn

By the end of this course, you’ll emerge with a clear understanding of the SC2.0© model, its principles, core components, and nine-step planning framework. You’ll grasp the significance of its application in diverse healthcare settings and gain insights into its potential impact for people using services and the system as a whole.

Course Content

  • How the SC2.0© model address gaps in current mental health, substance use health, and addictions systems
  • The overarching principles and core components of the SC2.0© model
  • Features of the nine-step planning framework

*Participants who complete all course activities will receive a letter of completion.

Why it Matters

The SC2.0© model was developed so people can access the type of care they need, when they need it. The model provides a framework for system transformation, integration and the provision of a full continuum of care. SC2.0© promotes a care-first approach, which prioritizes the needs and preferences of people seeking help for better access and outcomes. The course provides valuable ideas for improving mental health, substance use health, and addictions service delivery and the quality of care.

Who Should Enroll

Whether you’re a healthcare provider exploring new methodologies, a director at a counselling centre, or an individual with a keen interest in innovative healthcare models, this course is tailored to meet your needs. It’s the perfect place to begin learning about the SC2.0© model.

The SCS Difference

We are a mission-driven not-for-profit organization and the creators of Stepped Care 2.0. We pride ourselves on delivering quality education that empowers individuals to excel. Our courses are expertly crafted to provide a seamless learning experience, blending convenience with depth of knowledge.

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Join us in transforming systems of care for mental health and substance use health services.