May
29
11:00 AM11:00

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders: From Theory to Practice

Offered through IRETA’s Webinar Wednesdays for professionals:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been found to be effective for treating a variety of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). This webinar will review the CBT model of substance use, as well as practical treatment strategies and tools in order to best help individuals affected by SUDs. Resources for further information will be provided.

Register for this free webinar here.

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May
10
2:15 PM14:15

Using Arts, Cultural and Community Programming Interventions to Improve the Lives of Individuals with Concurrent Disorders

A workshop at the 20th Annual Collaborative Care Conference, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC

https://ubccpd.ca/course/CCMHC2019

Authors: Heather Fulton, Veralyn Chan, Laura Dosanjh, Kevin Kirkland, Shannon Nesbitt, Laura Nguyen, Savannah Mckenzie, Tiffany Stahle, Rajakumar Vannadil, & Annalisa Watters

Abstract: The inclusion of Recreation, Art, Music, Spiritual and Indigenous Cultural Care interventions, in addition to collaboration with volunteers and other community organizations can be pivotal to reducing symptoms of concurrent disorders while engaging people in recovery and assisting them to live their best, most meaningful lives. However, few helping professionals are familiar with these disciplines or how to implement such interventions in their primary care or community setting.  This session will feature a short didactic review of the basic tenets of each therapeutic approach, and then open to 45mins of an “artistic café” setting.  Participants will be free to explore different “stations” for each discipline (i.e., Recreation, Art, Music therapies; Spiritual and Indigenous Cultural Care Interventions, Volunteer/Community Engagement).  Each station will feature related work and voices of clients who are working on their recovery from severe, complex concurrent disorders.  For example, participants will be able to listen to music, read poetry, examine art, and look at medicine wheels at corresponding stations– all created by clients with lived concurrent disorders during their treatment. Professionals from each discipline will be available to discuss the interventions and approaches further, evidence behind each approach and share pragmatic knowledge gained in partnership with clients in recovery.  For example participants might discuss implementing cultural safety interventions with an Indigenous Care Coordinator.  The café will close with a discussion regarding how to apply the knowledge of both clients and professionals using/delivering these services to the audience’s own treatment settings.

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Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

A presentation to Vancouver Coastal Health’s Psychology Residents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the prevalence of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and describe rationale for psychological interventions with people affected by this disorder

  • Identify how language choices influence client care and outcomes

  • Describe theory and select interventions of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for SUDs

  • Refer to a list of resources for further information on psychosocial treatments for SUDs

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Feb
28
12:30 PM12:30

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)

A presentation for Simon Fraser University’s Clinical Psychology graduate students.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the prevalence of SUDs and describe rationale for psychological intervention with people affected by this disorder

  • Identify how language choices influence client care and outcomes

  • Describe theory and select interventions of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for SUD

  • Refer to  list of resources for further information on psychosocial treatments for SUDs

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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Helping Professionals

  • University of British Columbia - Robson Square Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Benefit from learning how or why to respond to certain mental health concerns in ways that are helpful and consistent with the evidence-based practice of CBT. This course reviews the theory underlying Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for professionals who have little to no experience with this therapy. Learn and practice common techniques utilized across diagnoses so that you can better support your clients, even though you may not be doing a full course of CBT treatment. Risks, ethics, establishing competency and resources for further training will also be discussed.

Benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the theory underlying CBT
  • Experience using different techniques and principles of CBT for minor, common concerns
  • Understand the risks and side effects of various cognitive behavioural interventions, how to assess your own competency in CBT, and when and how to refer clients for help with an advanced professional
  • Obtain a list of many free and or low cost resources for additional training and support.

This course is approved for 6 CECs by the CCPA.

A 15% group discount is available when 3 or more individuals from the same organization register at the same time. 
A 15% student discount is also available. Please call 604.822.1444 to enquire.

See here for more details

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Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

CBT Tools for Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults: Level 2

Workshop Description:

Participants review fundamentals from Level One (CBT model, lower risk interventions, or “tools” that can be effective for a variety of common issues that older adult clients may experience).  Participants will gain skills practicing and receive feedback completing more complex role plays and common challenging situations encountered in Northern, rural practice.  A small number of new CBT tools relevant for older adults will be introduced and practiced.

 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

·         Identify when and what CBT techniques may be appropriate for a client

·         Apply CBT techniques such as: creating a problem list, setting an agenda, behavioral activation, assertiveness skills, emotion thermometers, and thought challenging.  New skills such as Gratitude Lists and Life History Timelines will be demonstrated and practiced as relevant.

·         Gain experience and coaching in modifying CBT techniques, as appropriate, to older adult populations to address common challenges, such as:

o   Managing time effectively

o   Address potential engagement issues or concerns

o   Dealing with contextual challenges such as long-term conditions or memory problems

o   Strategies to help the client manage sensory or physical difficulties

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Sep
12
to Sep 13

CBT Tools for Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

Workshop Description:

Participants will learn that rationale and theory behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a psychosocial evidence-based therapy.  While participants will not be trained to complete a full course of therapy (i.e. assessment, conceptualization, treatment planning and implementation), participants will learn a number of lower risk interventions, or “tools” that can be effective for a variety of common issues that older adult clients may experience.  Participants will learn about limitations, when it may be helpful as well as gain practice using each tool.  Resources for further practice and training will be outlined.  The course will be interactive with case presentations, demonstrations and role plays.

 Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

·         Describe the CBT model

·         Describe unique characteristics of older adults that influence therapeutic goals and interventions

·         Identify when and what CBT techniques may be appropriate for a client

·         Modify CBT techniques, as appropriate, to older adult populations

·         Evaluate change in their knowledge about CBT over the course of workshop

·         Apply CBT techniques such as: behavioral activation, thought challenging, emotion thermometers, gratitude lists and assertiveness skills

·         Access additional no cost, low cost, and higher cost CBT and mental health resources specific to the older population

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Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use

  • University of British Columbia - Robson Square Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CBT for Substance Use

 

Designed for mental health trainees and/or professionals with some familiarity in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this course reviews the fundamentals of the evidence-based practice, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for substance use, as well as how to incorporate this evidence-based treatment into treatment of other mental health disorders.

Substance use concerns are common in mental health settings, yet often go unaddressed.  Failure to address substance use concerns is associated with worse outcomes and increased relapse (for both mental illness and substance use). 

Benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Learn about commonly misused substances and their short- and long-term effects.
  • Explore common approaches to treating substance use and concurrent disorders as well as the relevant empirical support for each.
  • Find out about and practise using an assessment and intervention tool for clients who use substances.
  • Learn how to create and tailor an individualized intervention plan for clients who wish to reduce their use of substances.

This is an experiential class intended for counselling professionals or counselling students who are actively working with a client case load.

This course is approved for 6 CECs by the CCPA.

 

To find out more information and to register, please click here.

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Mar
2
11:30 AM11:30

Trauma Informed Practice: What is it & How do you do it?

Learn some of the basic principles of Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) and how one site - an inpatient mental health care centre - implemented it in their setting. Discover how the successes, challenges and lessons learned may apply to your environment and population. Particular attention will be paid to how TIP applies to admission/intake processes, managing crises and providing education to staff. Join us to begin brainstorming and planning what TIP could look like for you - and how to get there.

 

See Quality Forum 2017 website for details

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Feb
18
9:00 AM09:00

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Helping Professionals

  • University of British Columbia- Robson Square Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Benefit from learning how or why to respond to certain mental health concerns in ways that are helpful and consistent with the evidence-based practice of CBT. This course reviews the theory underlying Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for professionals who have little to no experience with this therapy. Learn and practice common techniques utilized across diagnoses so that you can better support your clients, even though you may not be doing a full course of CBT treatment. Risks, ethics, establishing competency and resources for further training will also be discussed.

Benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the theory underlying CBT
  • Experience using different techniques and principles of CBT for minor, common concerns
  • Understand the risks and side effects of various cognitive behavioural interventions, how to assess your own competency in CBT, and when and how to refer clients for help with an advanced professional
  • Obtain a list of many free and or low cost resources for additional training and support.

This course is approved for 6 CECs by the CCPA.

For more information and to register, please click here.

 

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Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

CBT for Community Dwelling Older Adults

A privately organized workshop with the Social Support branch of the Yukon Government. This two day workshop focused on specific CBT strategies for working with older adult populations who live in the community.

If you're interested in having a specialized workshop for your organization, please see my speaking brochure here.

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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Helping Professionals

Benefit from learning how or why to respond to certain mental health concerns in ways that are helpful and consistent with the evidence-based practice of CBT. This course reviews the theory underlying Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for professionals who have little to no experience with this therapy. Learn and practice common techniques utilized across diagnoses so that you can better support your clients, even though you may not be doing a full course of CBT treatment. Risks, ethics, establishing competency and resources for further training will also be discussed.

Benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the theory underlying CBT
  • Experience using different techniques and principles of CBT for minor, common concerns
  • Understand the risks and side effects of various cognitive behavioural interventions, how to assess your own competency in CBT, and when and how to refer clients for help with an advanced professional
  • Obtain a list of many free and or low cost resources for additional training and support.

This course is approved for 6 CECs by the CCPA.

For more information and to register, click here.

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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

CBT for Helping Professionals

A full day workshop offered through UBC Continuing Studies.  For more information and to register click here

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the theory underlying CBT

  • Experience using different techniques and principles of CBT for minor, common concerns

  • Understand the risks and side effects of various cognitive behavioural interventions, how to assess your own competency in CBT, and when and how to refer clients for help with an advanced professional

  • Obtain a list of many free and or low cost resources for additional training and support.

 

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Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

CBT for Concurrent Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

  • A full day workshop for helping professionals with some familiarity with CBT. Offered through UBC Continuing Studies.
  • You will:
    • Learn about commonly misused substances and their short- and long-term effects.
    • Explore common approaches to treating substance use and concurrent disorders as well as the relevant empirical support for each.
    • Find out about and practice using an assessment and intervention tool for clients who use substances.Learn how to create and tailor an individualized intervention plan for clients who wish to reduce their use of substances.
  • For more information and registration please click here.
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