It is estimated that 70-80% of people seeking help for substance use, and 15-20% seeking help for mental health, are experiencing concurrent disorders (CCSA, 2013). Co-occurring substance use and mental health problems present challenges for people in accessing comprehensive support and services as, historically, the treatment options have been largely compartmentalized. This workshop is designed to increase the number of professionals who are CD informed across diverse fields of practice. Participants will gain the fundamental skills and knowledge to provide an integrated treatment approach, ensuring a more positive and effective experience for clients.
CACCF: 12 continuing education hours.
In this workshop, participants will:
- Develop an understanding of the complex nature of concurrent disorders.
- Identify needs and barriers as a special population.
- Learn to screen and assess next steps in treatment.
- Start to assess risk and how to intervene in crisis.
- Explore strategies to facilitate recovery and maintain optimal mental health.
- Be informed of best practices and increase clinical knowledge.
For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Addictions Certificate : Addictions Certificate