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Fundamentals of Addiction Online Course

Description/Learning Objectives

​This course is intended for professionals working with individual who may be facing mental health and addiction issues or for those who have an interest in this field.  It aims to help these learners further their understanding of addictive behaviour, which in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual includes both substance use issues and problem gambling.  The topics coverered include:


  • social determinants of health
  • harm reduction
  • screening and assessment
  • treatment
  • legal issues and ethical considerations


We present the bio-psycho-social-plus (BPS+) model of addiction, which provides a multidimensional way of understanding this complex field.

Key messages throughout the course include:


  • the need to address stigma and improve access to care
  • how a "no wrong door" approach in mental health and addictions treatment provides the most effective support
  • the advantages of a recovery-oriented approach
  • how service providers can lead by example by practising trauma informed and culturally competent care and a recovery oriented approach


The course includes instructional activities throughout, including case scenarios for group discussion, interactive review quizzes, and embedded self-reflection questions to help link content to your practice.


While this course presents an overview to the topic of addiction, specifically substance use and gambling issues, it also makes reference to mental health issues and to concurrent disorders.

Target Audience

professionals; mental health & addiction professfionals;allied professionals,public

Delivery Method

Online

Cost

$375.00

Requirements/Prerequisites

This course is suggested as a preparatory course for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program

Registraiton

Coming Fall 2017

   
Refunds for advance (prior to start date) cancellation will be subject to an administrative fee of $100.00.

Withdrawals from a course are accepted within one week from the course's start date and is subject to an administrative fee of $100.00
 
Cancellation notice must be communicated in writing by email.
  
 

Contact

Robyn Steidman

Education Assistant

416-535-8501 x36640

robyn.steidman@camh.ca

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