*Please note, registration for these courses opens June 17th.
Emerging Social Issues for Helping Professions Workshops
The world today is faced with many different emerging social issues which impact individuals and communities alike. Helping professions play an integral role in responding to the needs presented by these issues. In partnership with the School of Social Work and Human Services, Continuing Studies has developed a series of interactive workshops that speak to emerging social issues from a practice standpoint. These workshops are designed for professionals in the human services fields, i.e., health care workers, police officers, child and youth care workers, first responders, social workers, educators, community service workers, religious leaders, and other front line workers.
Substance Use Disorders
This workshop is designed to assist professionals from various fields in acquiring information and skills to work more effectively with those experiencing substance use disorders. Course content includes a bio-psychosocial and spiritual perspective, change model and motivational interviewing, supporting people in reducing harmful consequences of alcohol and drug use, the impact of substance misuse on families and significant others, exploring counter-productive patterns of thinking and behavior, incorporating a strengths perspective and information on community resources. The instructional approach is interactive, collaborative and practical with a focus on what is most relevant to course
ABBOTSFORD Clearbrook centre
(80295 HLTH HE22 A3A) Larry Depow, 5 sessions, Tue, 6:30–9:30 pm, $250. Starts Sep 17
Mental Health Issues
This workshop is intended for professionals who are non- mental health specialists, and aims to raise awareness of mental health and mental distress and to recognise symptoms of mental disorders. Focus will be on how to support, communicate, and interact with people experiencing a range of mental health conditions, including concurrent disorders. Participants will have an opportunity to explore options when a person is in crisis, a risk to self or others, highly anxious, or experiencing psychosis. Course content includes information on the impact of mental illness on family life and community resources. The instructional approach is interactive, collaborative and practical with a focus on what is most relevant to course participants.
ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80296 HLTH HE23 A3A) Larry Depow, 5 sessions, Tue, 6:30–9:30 pm, $250. Starts Oct 22
Last updated June 2013