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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Older Adults with Addictions and Mental Health Disorders

ILCA Workshop - Older Adults with Addictions & Mental Health Disorders

When: Mon Nov 5th to Sun Dec 2nd, 2012 (4 weeks) ONLINE weekly at your discretion
Cost: $240 (Students $120)

Course Objectives:
  • To become familiar with differential approaches for concurrent disorders
  • To be able to screen for addictions in older adults
  • To develop skills to recognize types of addictions in older adults
  • To be able to use geriatric, addiction-specific assessment tools
Week 1: Addictions Overview
  • Types of addictions in geriatric populations
  • Stigma and barriers to treatment
  • Rationale for specialized treatment
  • Principles of harm reduction
Week 2: Assessment - How to ask the questions no one wants to ask
  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Geriatric specific tools
Week 3: Theory and Practice
  • Stages of Change Model
  • How to work with the pre-contemplative patient
  • Counselling techniques
Week 4: Harm Reduction and Treatment Approaches with Special Subgroups
  • Alcohol induced dementia
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Co-ocurring mental health and addictions
Instructor: Marilyn White- Campbell, B.A., Dip. Grt
Marilyn is the program manager and Geriatric Addictions Specialist for the Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Crisis Team for Toronto's 93 Long Term Care Homes. A clinician and educator for over twenty-five years, she works with concurrent disordered older adults in Toronto's long term care homes and the COPA program. Co-author of Addictions Treatment for Older Adults, she has presented nationally and internationally on the treatment of older adults with substance misuse, and is the recipient of the Ontario Psychogeriatric Award of Excellence in 2011 as well as the founder of the COPA College Program, a group based model of care, making her a Canadian pioneer in the field of addictions treatment for older adults.
inice and Quality Assurance at the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research concerned overcoming communication barriers for the fair evaluation of an individual's capacity to consent to long-term care placement and to participate in research. Alexandra is a Speech Language Pathologist.
This workshop will be offered online and will only be offered if there is sufficient enrolment.
You must register by 9am Mon Oct 22nd in order to confirm sufficient enrolment.

To Register: Contact and cc for your registration form.

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)
Initiative nationale pour le soin des personnes âgées (INSPA)
263 McCaul Street, Room 328
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7 Canada
Phone: 416-978-0545 Fax: 416-978-4771

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