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Course Description

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 (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. Students 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

Learner Outcomes

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.

Notes

For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Remote: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Concurrent Disorders
Type
Online
Dates
Apr 24, 2023 to Jun 04, 2023
Total Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $360.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Melissa Pyne, MSW, RSW

Location: This online, asynchronous course will be available on the start date through MyLearningSpace, which is accessible through your student portal.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Section Title
Concurrent Disorders
Type
Workshop Remote
Days
Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
May 18, 2023 to May 19, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $360.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Melissa Pyne, MSW, RSW

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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