June 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mary Anne Van Rooyen

Clients presenting with either a substance use or mental health problem are more likely than not to have a concurrent disorder. By understanding the connection or co-occurring interaction between the substance use and mental health problems, this will enhance the quality for developing effective assessment, treatment and community-based plans using collaborative, integrative and responsive approaches to client care.

This workshop will provide a clinical overview for assessment, practical applications, and tools and techniques.

Participants of this workshop will also be able to:

Understand and identify concurrent disorders
Help clients and families
Develop individualized services delivery plans for clients

Part I: Assessment
Identifying, assessing and treating concurrent disorders: The client/counsellor relationship
Screening and assessing for concurrent disorders

Part II – Practical Applications
A program model for integrated treatment: The concurrent disorders service
Integrating a trauma-informed/sensitive approach for concurrent disorders

Part III – Approaches and Techniques
Metacognitive therapy for concurrent alcohol use and anxiety disorder
Interpersonal group therapy for concurrent alcohol dependence and interpersonal problems
The impact of concurrent disorders on the family
Concurrent disorders in young people
Capacity-Building: Integrating substance use treatment into mental health programs

This event will be hosted by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute