Facilitator: Ian Robertson, MSW, RSW.
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, front-line workers, counselors and psychotherapists who provide services to vulnerable populations.
Description: The training will overview the effects and withdrawal symptoms of amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, ethyl alcohol and opioids. Introductions of the assessment tools used to assess for the severity of withdrawal symptom will be discussed. The second part of this workshop will focus on the current opioid crisis which is the most challenging forms of addiction facing the Canadian health care system, and a major contributor to the marked rises in opioid-related morbidity and death that Canada has been seeing in recent years. Current best practices and guidelines used to intervene, treat including harm reduction approaches, and prevention will be reviewed.
This is Learning Module 3 from the Fall 2018 Certificate in Addiction Counselling. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.
Location: SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health - Learning Institute, 114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1E1, 2nd Floor, Seminar Rooms ABC