Best practice guidelines to engage clients who use substances

On Friday, May 6th, from 9 to 10 AM, CAMH Addiction Rounds is presenting a webinar: "Engaging Clients Who Use Substances: A Best Practice Guideline Initiative."

Learning objectives:

  • To describe the Concurrent Disorders Youth Unit at CAMH
  • To discuss DBT-informed psychotherapy sessions for adolescents with concurrent disorders
  • To describe motivational enhancement strategies, cognitive behavioural approaches and incorporation of trauma-informed care in this population
  • To detail how family involvement is a particularly important component for treating addiction in youth

Watch this webinar here. You can also participate in person at Bell Gateway Building, 100 Stokes Street, 3rd floor, Room 3158.

For OTN registration details contact Danica [dot] furtado-fernandes [at] camh [dot] ca.

Dr. Darren Courtney, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Staff Psychiatrist on the CYU at CAMH

Dr. Courtney graduated from McMaster University’s Psychology B.Sc. program, then attended Queen’s Medical School and completed residency in psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. He worked at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre in the Youth Inpatient Unit for 5 years and moved to Toronto in April 2014 where he started working at CAMH. Clinical interests include complex and refractory resistant mental illness in adolescents. He also plays volleyball and enjoys downhill skiing.

Addictions Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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