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Supporting Clients with Concurrent Disorders

For Frontline Workers


Clients presenting with either a substance use or mental health problem are more likely than not to have a concurrent disorder.  


By understanding the connection or co-occurring interaction between the substance use and mental health problems, this will enhance the quality for developing effective assessment, treatment and community-based plans using collaborative, integrative and responsive approaches to client care.

This workshop will provide a clinical overview for assessment, practical applications, and tools and techniques. 

  • Understanding and identifying concurrent disorders from a trauma-informed perspective

  • Helping clients and families

  • Developing individualized services delivery plans for clients

  • Screening, assessing and gaining knowledge for the treatment of concurrent disorder

  • Acquire skills in using motivational interviewing for concurrent disorder

  • Gain an overview of working with concurrent disorder integration treatment approaches

  • The role of a Polyvagal approach in managing the nervous system

  • Trauma reactions and craving responses


All frontline workers, including those in:

Mental Health Professionals:  

  • Psychotherapists

  • Counsellors

  • Psychologists

  • Social Workers

Medical Professionals:

  • Nurses

  • Psychiatrists

  • Pediatricians

  • Family Doctors


Direct Service Workers:  

  • Drop in workers

  • shelter and hostel workers

  • child and Youth workers

  • Youth Justice Workers



  • Teachers

  • School Administration

  • Support Staff

Interested in taking part in this workshop or offering it to your organization? Contact us today.

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