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Concurrent Disorders Workshop

Supporting Clients with Concurrent Disorders from a Trauma-informed Approach

Service Description

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 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. LEARNING OBJECTIVES - Understanding and identifying concurrent disorders from a trauma-informed perspective - Helping clients and families - Developing individualized services delivery plans for clients - Screening, assessing and gaining knowledge for the treatment of concurrent disorder - Acquire skills in using motivational interviewing for concurrent disorder - Gain an overview of working with concurrent disorder integration treatment approaches - The role of a Polyvagal approach in managing the nervous system - Trauma reactions and craving responses SUITABLE FOR All frontline workers, including : Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists Counsellors Psychologists Social Workers Medical Professionals: Nurses Psychiatrists Pediatricians Family Doctors Direct Service Workers: Drop-in workers Shelter and hostel workers Child and Youth workers Youth Justice Workers Educators: Teachers School Administration Support Staff

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