The UBC Psychology Clinic is sponsoring an upcoming workshop entitled “Psychological Treatment of Addiction and Concurrent Disorders” on Friday, May 9th, 2014 that I hope you’ll attend. Dr. Heather Fulton, R.Psych., from the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions will be presenting. Dr. Fulton is an engaging and dynamic speaker who has been studying and working in the field of addiction and concurrent disorders for nearly a decade, and she offers a superb blend of knowledge, demonstrations, and exercises.
As you know, substance use disorders are frequently occurring co-morbid disorders and affect the adversely affect the course and prognosis of other mental health conditions. Despite the high prevalence rate of these issues in general mental health clientele, there is limited addiction-focused training for many mental health professionals. This workshop aims to provide mental health trainees and professionals with additional competence and confidence in working with clients with substance use problems and other concurrent mental health problems.
The workshop will be hosted on UBC campus and the earlybird registration deadline is April 25th. Space is limited and the workshop promises to be be fantastic, so please register early. I’ve attached the brochure for the workshop so you can see the details. You can register via mail or online (www.practicumsupport.psych.ubc.ca/clinic-clients/continuing-competency/events/workshop-registration/), but all payments must be made by cheque to the UBC Psychology Clinic. Hope to see you there!
Please see attached UBC Addictions Workshop brochure.