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Addictions and Mental Illness

Working with Co-occurring Disorders

Sep 24, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Vancouver, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre

Trainer: Marnie Stickley, MSW, RSW

Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate) + tax
*early rate expires September 03, 2020

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Workshop Description

Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery from both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined. Helpers may often be at a loss for where to start – did the addiction cause the mental illness, did the mental illness cause the addiction, or is there something else leading to both? This workshop provides a framework for working systemically with both issues at the same time. Participants will explore the impact of both addiction and mental illness, be provided with an overview of the theoretical frameworks for working with both issues, and learn how to integrate strategies in a way that supports health and change.

About This Workshop

Some of the Topics Included

  • The Links Between Mental Illness and Addiction
  • Statistics: Impact and Nature of the Problem
  • The Impact of Helper Beliefs and Assumptions
  • Barriers to Assessment and Treatment
  • Getting to Know the Person Outside of the Problem
  • Assessing for Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Intervention Strategies for Co-occurring Disorders
  • Safety and Harm Reduction Planning
  • Emotional Regulation Strategies
  • Goal Setting and Collaborative Intervention

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working with those who struggle with both addictions and mental illness.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe theories of change from both a mental illness and addictions perspective
  • Assess client needs from a unified perspective
  • Describe steps for working collaboratively with both mental illness and addictions
  • Integrate treatment approaches from both fields

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About the Trainer

Marnie Stickley, MSW, RSW

Portrait of Marnie Stickley, MSW, RSW

Marnie is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree focused on collaboration between non-profit agencies and police. She has 22 years of direct client service in a collaborative practice with the Vancouver Police Department, providing client centered interventions in high lethality cases of family violence. Marnie’s clinical work is focused on individual empowerment and resiliency in the context of systemic intervention. She believes that through connection with others and access to knowledge we can all find a place of belonging both inside ourselves and in our communities. Marnie provides training to a wide range of audiences in the areas of trauma-informed crisis management, mental health, violence-prevention and family violence. She brings humor and energy to difficult topics and makes workshop material relevant and practical for a diverse range of audiences.

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Venue

Vancouver, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
711 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3Y2 Canada
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Phone:
604-879-0511

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Addictions and Mental Illness (early rate expires 9-3-20)
Vancouver, BC - September 24, 2020
$ 249.00 $ 219.00

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop/live stream are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to take part in the event, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person.

We reserve the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

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Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199, or email [email protected].

Special Accommodations for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require in order to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
See our Continuing Education Credits page for more information.