Month: May 2018

59th Annual Institute On Addiction Studies          

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59 years of Personal and Professional Development

 July 8-12, 2018

The Annual  Institute on Addiction Studies offers professional development and learning opportunities   to those working and involved in substance use and related fields.  All workshops and presentations attended at the Annual Institute on Addiction Studies conference are preapproved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).

 

This year’s annual Institute features the following presentations:

  • Adult Attachment and Addiction” Annette Kussin MSW, RSW
  • PTSD & Substance Use: Medicine or Menace?”: Wendi Woo MA, C.Psych. Associate  Harry Vedelago MSc, MD, FCFP, ABAM
  • The Counter-Transference ‘Trap’ within the Therapeutic Process of Addictions and Mental Health” Ian Robertson MSW, RSW
  • “Addiction Treatment: What Do We Know and What We Can Do With it” Gabriela Novotna MSW, PhD
  • Managing Clients with Borderline Personality”: Beth Reade MD, FRCPC
  • Substance Use during the Life Cycle of Sexual Violence” Leah Marshall, MSW, RSW, Lauren Bloom, MSW, LGSW
  • “Drugs and the Brain:An Introduction on How Psychoactive Substances Actually Change You” Rick Csiernik PhD, RSW, CCAC
  • Workshops on Supporting the Bereaved, the challenges faced by Trans identified people accessing services, family and addictions, yoga for recovery and wellness, stages of change and many more.
  • Keynote Speaker: Frank O’Dea O.C. LLD, “The Power of Hope, Vision and Action”
  • Plenary Session Speaker: Chris D. Lewis: “Only the Resilient Will Survive”.

Location:

Ivey Spencer leadership Centre, London, ON

Website: addictionstudies.ca

Email: info@addictionstudies.ca

Tel: 1.866.278.3568

 

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Mood Walks for Campus Mental Health – Promoting Physical and Mental Wellness on Campus

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Good afternoon,

On behalf of Hike Ontario, the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, Conservation Ontario, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Service Immigrants, the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Division is excited to announce that Mood Walks for Campus Mental is now accepting applications from interested Ontario Colleges and Universities. 

Funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mood Walks for Campus Mental will help post secondary institutions across Ontario to plan, implement, and evaluate walking/hiking groups to support the physical and mental health of students, including newcomer students who may experiencing additional stress due to settlement challenges, and those at risk of or experiencing mental illness.

Mood Walks offers a significant opportunity to enhance your mental health strategies with an evidence-based low, low barrier physical activity program.  Hiking is a fun and low cost activity, research evidence shows that being physically active in nature has significant positive effects on both physical and mental health, and for students supports academic performance. 

More detailed information on the program and how to apply can be found at  http://www.moodwalks.ca/  or to learn more you may sign up for our webinar at https://campusmentalhealth.ca/webinars/physical-wellness/

If you have any questions please feel free to connect.

Jim Harris MPA

Director of Operations

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z

Tel: 416-977-5580 Ext. 4100 or Toll Free: 1-800-875-6213

Direct Line: 416-642-1903

Fax: 416-977-2813

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