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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 (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.

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
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Concurrent Disorders Spring 2021 (Online)
Type
Online
Dates
Apr 26, 2021 to Jun 06, 2021
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $330.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
Section Title
Concurrent Disorders Spring 2021
Type
Workshop Remote
Days
Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
May 20, 2021 to May 21, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $330.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor
Melissa Pyne, MSW, RSW, PCC

Location/Remote
For our 2020/2021 program, all in-person workshops are being live streamed through Zoom. Once the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, these workshops will once again be held in person at our Kitchener location at 120 Duke Street West.

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