Addictions and Mental Illness
Understanding the Relationship
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Sheri Coburn, MSW, RSW
Sheri is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. She has a diverse professional background with experiences as a correctional officer, addictions counsellor and developer and coordinator of a domestic violence outreach program. Sheri is a contributing author of our Counselling Insights and Counselling in Relationships books. In addition to her work with CTRI, Sheri is also a counsellor in a private practice setting. She currently provides individual and family counselling in the areas of mental health, addiction, recovering after relationship breakdown, and trauma. Sheri believes humor, self-acceptance, and social connection is the best framework for successful healing and meaningful learning. Sheri works to reflect this in her facilitation style and is a knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging presenter. Read blogs written by Sheri here.
Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. This webinar explores co-occurring disorders as a spectrum of experience, and looks specifically at the relationship between addictions and mental illness. The role that trauma can play in co-occurring disorders is also reviewed. Understanding the relationship between addictions and mental illness is key for caregivers to assist in recovery.
Interested in watching the companion webinar?
Click to order: Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-occurring Disorders.
Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this webinar participants should be able to
- Define mental illness, addiction, and co-occurring disorder
- Distinguish between linear and circular causality
- Identify potential third factor variables in co-occurring disorders