Addictions Training Program

Treatment of addictions and concurrent mental illness: Tools for practitioners 

MUHC Addictions Unit Training Program 2019

The 2 day Addictions Training Program will be presented by staff members from the Addictions Unit, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The program is open to health practitioners, broadly defined as clinicians currently employed within a health-care setting, with a professional degree or certification (medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, occupational therapy). The objective of the training program is to provide practical tools that will facilitate the detection, screening, and assessment of clients with substance use disorders. The sessions are designed to encourage the adoption of evidence-based practices, including very brief interventions. Decision making in relation to treatment planning and referral will be addressed. The sessions will include didactic material, as well as case discussions and practical learning exercises. Film excerpts will be used to demonstrate motivational approaches to screening and brief interventions in a variety of practice environments. The intended end-users are health care professionals that are likely to encounter drug/alcohol abusers in their daily practice.

Dates: December 9th and 11th, 2019, from 8:30am to 5:00pm (14 hours total)
Location of Sessions: South Seminar Room, P1.082
Allan Memorial Institute, McGill University Health Centre
1025 Pine Avenue West, Montreal H3A 1A1

The Allan Memorial Institute is located at the top of Peel Street, just above Pine Avenue. Note that parking is available adjacent to the Institute, for a $25 fee. There is very limited street parking (please read posted signs).

Program Information
Contact Dr. Kathryn Gill by fax at 514-934-8262 or email at [email protected]

Program Registration
Contact Ms. Lyne Marchand by fax at 514-934-8262, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 514-934-1934 x42066.
Please download the registration form available below

Continuing Education Credits
This event will be accredited from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec - No de reconnaissance: Formation continue en psychothérapie, and applications are in process for certification from the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation - 14 core ceu's. Review for CME as an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is also in progress. Each health professional should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent at the educational activity. In order to receive a certificate at the end of the course, it is important to sign an attendance sheet and hand in an evaluation form at each session. The sign-in sheets and evaluation forms will be made available at the start of each session.

  1. Course outline
  2. Course registration form