Fundamentals of Addiction

Presented by seven leading Canadian practitioners, the CSAM-SMCA Fundamentals of Addiction Course provides early-career clinicians and students with a solid foundation for continued learning in addictions care and treatment. The course covers biopsychosocial approaches to addiction as well as assessment, diagnosis, brief intervention and referral to treatment. Hear relevant, practical 45-minute presentations on the most commonly used substances including alcohol, sedatives, cannabis, opioids and stimulants, and get a short introduction to concurrent disorders.

This Course Is Accredited!

The Fundamentals of Addiction Course has been approved for CACCF credits.
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

This program has been approved by the CACCF for 7 CEU’s

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

This program has been accredited by the CCPA, 6 CEC hour(s) were given.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

This Group Learning program has been approved by the CCFP National Office for up to
8 Mainpro+ credits

October 3, 2021
10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Standard Rate: $100  |  Student Rate: $75

Are You A Student?

The Fundamentals of Addiction Course is included in your CSAM-SMCA 2021 Scientific Conference registration if you register as a student.

Your Instructors

Dr. Selene Etches

Dr. Ronald Fraser

Dr. John Fraser

Dr. John Fraser

Dr. David Crockford

Dr. David Crockford

Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Melanie Willows

Dr. Melanie Willows

David Martell

Dr. David Martell

2021 Fundamentals of Addiction Schedule

(all times EST, schedule is subject to change)

Block 1

10:00 a.m. — 10:10 a.m.

Dr. Melanie Willows and Dr. Ron Fraser

10:10 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Addiction
Dr. Ron Fraser

11:00 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.

Assessment and Diagnosis: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to
Dr. Dave Martell

11:45 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Block 2

12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Melanie Willows

1:15 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.

Dr. Ron Fraser

1:45 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Selene Etches

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Q&A with Block 1 and 2 speakers
3:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.

Block 3

3:15 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Dr. John Fraser

4:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Dave Crockford

4:30 p.m. — 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Disorders
Dr. Jennifer Brasch

5:15 p.m. — 5:45 p.m.
Q&A with Block 3 speakers
5:45 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Wrap Up & Evaluation

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