What you get from taking part:
  • Access to the latest science and conceptual thinking on concurrent disorders
  • Advice from real people about applying these concepts to their work life and settings to better support people living with concurrent disorders
  • An opportunity to understand & reflect on your role as a professional helper
  • The chance to work at your own pace and your own schedule
Introduction to Concurrent Disorders
  • A course for you if you are:
    • a nurse in an Emergency Department
    • a housing worker with youth with complex needs
    • an occupational therapist in a forensic treatment setting
    • a peer support worker in an outreach service
    • a family physician with your own practice
    • a social work student
    • some other kind of professional helper working in an area not mentioned above
  • Access latest research and expertise

    This curriculum aims to deliver the most up to date evidence from research, combined with clinical expertise from treatment providers, as well as lived experience of people with mental health and substance use concerns and their families. It was developed in consultation with many different groups to ensure that the content is accurate, evidence-based and helpful to those working with people experiencing mental health and substance use concerns.

  • Course 1 - Understanding Concurrent Disorders
    • Defines concurrent disorders
    • Explains the role of language in contributing to stigma and outlines phrases, words and terms that are less stigmatizing
    • Explains the complex, bi-directional nature of concurrent disorders and challenges in receiving care.
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  • Course 2 - Factors That Influence Concurrent Disorders
    • Describe the broad range of factors that can influence concurrent disorders
    • Describe various types of trauma and the wide range of adaptations people make to cope and survive
    • Describe how ongoing systemic racism impacts the care experiences of Indigenous peoples with concurrent disorders 
    • Interpret experiences of people with concurrent disorders in accessing services - as well as reflect on your own workplace and practice
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  • Course 3 - Pathways of Recovery
    • Define the concept of recovery in the context of mental health and substance use
    • List factors and approaches that are likely to support an individual’s recovery journey
    • Analyze your current practice and explore the ways in which you may influence the recovery pathways of the people you work with
    • Identify factors that will support you in your work
    • Coming soon - Winter 2023 
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