Heather McDonald, MSW, Director of Adult and Youth Services

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Heather McDonald, MSW, Director of Adult and Youth Services
3rd Annual Addictions &
Mental Health Conference
Transforming the System… Changing Lives
Resiliency & Well Being
Early Identification & Intervention
Expanded Supports
Right Service, Right Time, Right Place
Fund Based on Need & Quality
May 24th – 26th, 2015
Marriott Toronto Airport
901 Dixon Road ▪ Toronto ▪ Ontario
Annual Addictions & Mental Health Conference
May 24th – 26th, 2015
Marriott Toronto Airport
901 Dixon Road ▪ Toronto ▪ Ontario
On behalf of Addictions & Mental Health Ontario, the Conference Committee is pleased to once again present
our annual Addictions and Mental Health conference. This exciting conference will, deliver important and
dynamic information, as well as offer an excellent networking opportunity to all participants. We look forward
to welcoming you to our conference and working with you to strengthen the addictions and mental health
system and improve the wellbeing of all clients. Here are a few highlights of this year’s conference:
 Dr. Michael Unger – Breaking the Silos: Possibilities & Perils of Interagency Collaborations - Sunday
Evening Keynote Speaker
 Nancy Kennedy - Assistant Deputy Minister, Health System Strategy & Policy Division (MOHLTC) & Aryeh
Gitterman - Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Development & Program Design Division (MCYS) –
Transforming the System – Open Minds, Healthy Minds - Opening Keynote Speakers
 Dr. Scott Millar – Reach: Pushing your Clinical Skills and Effectiveness to the Next Level - Closing
Keynote Speaker
 30 educational workshops to choose from: Professionals from across the province who are involved
with various sectors will be presenting on a diverse choice of topics
 Register now to join the more than 350 health care professionals who are expected to attend
For more information please contact:
Janis Cramp, Senior Manager, Member Relations & Projects
Ph: 1.800.965.3307; Email: [email protected]
About Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario represents the addictions and mental health sector in Ontario. Our goal
is to ensure that all Ontarians can access the services and supports they need to address substance misuse and
mental health issues, fostering dignity and accountability to those it serves. Our Members are communitygoverned, not-for-profit organizations that provide a full continuum of services and supports to help individuals
in Ontario facing mental health and addiction issues. We work with our Members to address system issues and
service barriers to build an addiction and mental health system responsive to the needs of individuals and their
challenges.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
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INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
SPONSORSHIP / EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario would like to offer you the opportunity to highlight your program,
product or organization at our 2015 Annual Conference. Last year our conference attracted over 350
delegates and we expect this year to be no different. We hope that you will consider this sponsorship /
exhibitor opportunity and help us present our best conference yet. If you require further information or a copy
of the registration form, please contact Jenny Santokhi at
[email protected]
Levels of Sponsorship
Conference Sponsor Designations
Platinum
Gold
Silver
$1,250
$1,000
$750
Your logo will be listed on the Addictions & Mental
Health Ontario website as a conference sponsor with a
link to your company’s website.
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Signage of the workshop session being sponsored will
identify your company and display your logo
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An exhibit table for marketing material
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Permission to place promotional products in delegate
kits (subject to approval by AMHO)
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Complimentary full conference registration
X (2)
X (1)
Appreciation for your company’s sponsorship will be
announced by the Chair of the session thanking your
company for sponsoring the keynote session of your
choice
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The conference program will identify your company as a
sponsor, display your logo and include a full page
advertisement and fifty-word statement describing your
company.
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Benefits of Conference Sponsorship
The conference program will identify your company as a
sponsor, display your logo and include a ½ page
advertisement
The conference program will identify your company as a
sponsor, display your logo and include a ¼ page
advertisement.
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INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Conference Registration Fees
AMHO Member Rate
Non-Member Rate
Full Conference
$400.00
$450.00
Daily
$250.00
$265.00
Full registration includes: Sunday evening networking event with light refreshments, an exciting lineup of
keynote and guest speakers, 36 educational workshops to choose from, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and breaks.
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario will once again hold its one day community of practice meeting
following the conference. Full details and agendas are still being developed and will be posted to our website
www.addictionsandmentalhealthontario.ca when finalized. The conference registration fees listed above does
not include attendance at the Community of Practice meetings. A separate registration form will also be
posted pending the finalization of the agendas.
Conference Cancellation Policy
Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to Addictions & Mental Health Ontario, 970 Lawrence
Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 3B6 by Friday, May 01st, 2015. All cancellations are subject to a $75.00
administration fee. Substitutions are accepted. All refund cheques will be issued after the conference.
Continuing Education Credits
CACCF application pending. Each 90 minute session has been applied for 1.5 continuing education units (CEU’s)
by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation.
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INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
HOTEL INFORMATION
Hotel Location
The conference will be held at the Marriott Toronto Airport, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario. The Hotel is
located on the southeast corner of Dixon Road and Carlingview Drive. A block of rooms is being held for
delegates attending the Conference until Monday, May 18th, 2015. The conference rate is $134.00 per night,
$2.00 per night parking fee, $2.00 per night internet fee and applicable taxes and fees (currently 13% HST and
2.66% Destination Marketing Program [DMP]. Please note the DMP is also subject HST). Please make your
reservation by calling 1.855.823.6348 and refer to Addictions & Mental Health Ontario or access the link
below to reserve online.
Book your group rate for Addictions & Mental Health Ontario Annual Conference
Airport shuttle is available from the Toronto International Airport at post S5 at Terminal 1 and post C22 at
Terminal 3. Listed below are directions to the Marriott Toronto Airport hotel from:
AIRPORT: Take Dixon Road East. The hotel is
within 5 minutes of the airport, on the Southeast
corner of Dixon Road and Carlingview Drive.
HWY 401 West: Take the Dixon Road exit off Hwy
401, and continue west on Dixon Road. Move into
the left-hand lane while on Dixon Road. Turn left
onto Carlingview Drive at the traffic lights of
Carlingview Drive and Dixon Road. Turn left into
the first driveway. The hotel is located on the
Southeast corner of Dixon Road and Carlingview
Drive.
HWY 401 East: Take HWY 427 north to the Dixon
Road exit. Turn right at Dixon Road. The hotel is
located on the Southeast corner of Dixon Road and
Carlingview Drive.
HWY 427 North: Take HWY 427 north to the Dixon
Road exit. Turn right at Dixon Road. The hotel is
located on the Southeast corner of Dixon Road and
Carlingview Drive.
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CONFERENCE REGISTRTION
Name:
Job Title:
Organization:
Address:
City & Prov:
Postal Code:
Email:
Ph. Number:
Special Dietary Requirements:
Membership:
O AMHO Member
O Non-Member
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (please select all that apply to ensure registration for the session)
Sunday, May 24th
7:00 pm
O Opening Reception & Keynote (Dr. Michael Unger)
Monday, May 25th
8:15 am
O Welcome & Opening Keynote (MOHLTC & MCYS)
11:00 am
O MA1
O MA2
O MA3
O MA4
1:30 pm
O MB1
O MB2
O MB3
O MB4
3:30 pm
O MC1
O MC2
O MC3
O MC4
O MA5
O MB5
O MC5
O MA6
O MB6
O MC6
Tuesday, May 26th
8:30 am
O TA1
O TA2
O TA3
O TA4
O TA5
O TA6
10:30 am
O TB2
O TB3
O TB4
O TB5
O TB6
1:00 pm
O TB1
O Closing Keynote (Scott Miller)
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES (does not include the CoP meeting – a separate form will be posted later)
Full Conference
Daily
AMHO Member
O $400.00
O $250.00
Non-Member
O $450.00
O $265.00
Payment
O Cheque (Please make cheque payable to Addictions & Mental Health Ontario)
O Visa/Mastercard: ______________________________________________
Expiry Date: ________________
Signature: ____________________________________________________________________________
Speakers and workshops are subject to change. Notice of such changes will be announced when and if possible. Request for
refunds will not be accepted after Friday, May 01st. 2015. All cancellations are subject to a $75.00 administration fee.
Substitutions are accepted. All refund cheques will be issued after the conference.
Please return completed registration form along with full payment to:
Addictions & Mental Health Ontario, 970 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 104, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B6 or
Email: [email protected] Fax: 1.866.295.6394
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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Sunday, May 24th
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Registration & Information Desk
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Reception (includes light refreshments)
Dr. Michael Unger – Breaking the Silos: Possibilities & Perils of Interagency Collaborations
Monday, May 25th
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration & Information Desk Open
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Yoga Sessions
7:00 am – 8:15 am
BREAKFAST
8:15 am – 8:30 am
Opening Remarks
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (invited)
8:30 am – 10:30 am
Opening Keynote
Nancy Kennedy, Assistant Deputy Minister, MOHLTC; Aryeh Gitterman, Assistant Deputy Minister, MCYS
Transforming the System – Open Minds, Healthy Minds
10:30 am – 11:00 am
REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
MA – Concurrent Sessions (select one)
MA1: Spirituality & Recovery in a Multicultural Context
MA2: Parallel Family Process – A Key Ingredient for Youth Treatment
MA3: Standardizing Addiction Program Transition through a LEAN Process
MA4: (un)Masking Women – Women, Harm Reduction & Mental Health
MA5: Housing First – Yes And …! A Provocative Exploration of Longstanding Housing First Approaches
to Ending Homelessness
MA6: a. How Undiagnosed Brain Injury in Childhood Leads to a Life of Ongoing Trauma
b. Why Mental Health & Addictions Sector Needs to Understand FASD
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
LUNCH
MB – Concurrent Sessions (select one)
MB1: Wii Kwan De Taa (Bringing People Together for a Sacred Purpose
MB2: Partnering to Address Youth Substance Use with an Innovative Triage & Support Program
MB3: Enhancing Evidence Based Service – Ontario Perception of Care & Addiction Screening &
Assessment: DTFP Update & Next Steps
MB4: Integrated Substance Misuse & Trauma Treatment – Improving Outcomes for Men
MB5: The At Home/Chez Soi Canadian Study of Housing First for People Who Are Homeless & Mentally
Ill – The Toronto Partnership Perspective
MB6: Caring for Clients with Complex Needs – The Brain Injury Connection
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
REFRESHMENT BREAK
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
MC – Concurrent Sessions (select one)
MC1: The North Shore Mino-Bimaadizidaa (Let’s All Live Well) Program – An Anishnawbe, Holistic
Approach to Achieving Self-Sufficiency Despite Mental Health & Addiction Issues
MC2: Novel Psychoactive Substances & An Analysis of the 2015 PSA “Cooking with Molly”
MC3: Outcome Monitoring for Substance Use Services
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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
MC4: Beyond Bereavement – A Women’s Grief & Loss Education Action Program
MC5: Peer Support Work Within Different Supportive Housing Models
MC6: a. Success During the Storm – A Case Study in Rehabilitation for a Complex Client Through Early
Identification & Appropriate Intervention
b. Addictions Group Therapy for Clients with an Acquired Brain Injury – Strengths & Challenges
Tuesday, May 26th
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration & Information Desk
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Yoga Sessions
7:00 am – 8:30 am
BREAKFAST
8:30 am – 10:00 am
TA – Concurrent Sessions (select one)
TA1: a. Families Matter – Effective Solutions to Support Families in Mental Health & Addiction Services
b. Family Navigation in an Acute Care Hospital – Including Families to Improve Care
TA2: Building Youth-Adult Partnerships to Enhance Youth Services
TA3: a. Building Trust, Building Bridges – Supporting Opioid Dependent Individuals Through
Interdisciplinary Collaboration Clinic
b. Recovery from Opioids Dependency – Unique Challenges, Unique Solutions
TA4: A Snapshot of Where Peer Support Stands in Ontario
TA5: Towards Community – Transitioning from Incarceration
TA6: Ottawa Drug Treatment Court & Bridging Systems – Clients, Treatment Structure, Outcomes
10:00 am – 10:30 am
REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:30 Am – 12:00 pm
TB – Concurrent Sessions (select one)
TB1: Toronto Community Addiction Team – Innovative Care Coordination
TB2: Optimizing Transitions Between Hospital & Community – Promising Practices for Serving
Transitional Age Youth with Addiction Challenges
TB3: Keep Calm & Care On – Providing Person Centred Psychogeriatric Supports in the Community
TB4: Building Resilience Through Peer Support
TB5: Our Relationship with Cannabis Law Reform – It’s Complicated
TB6: a B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Devices) – Clinical Implications in Living in a Digital World
b. Problematic Internet Use – What Does It Look Like & How Do We Treat It?
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
LUNCH
Closing Keynote Speaker
Scott Miller: Reach – Pushing Your Clinical Skills and Effectiveness to the Next Level
Closing Remarks
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Sunday Evening | Breaking the Silos: Possibilities & Perils of Interagency
Collaborations
While interagency collaboration may have many advantages, there has been a tendency by mental health professionals
and the courts to overuse referrals and assessments. With stories from his work around the world, Michael will show that
collaboration between service providers can, ironically, be experienced by clients as disruptive to the continuity of a welldesigned plan of care. As a clinical supervisor and co-director of the Resilience Research Centre, Michael has observed a
disturbing trend: more referrals have led to less casework, client confusion, and lower client satisfaction with the services
they receive. Furthermore, those with the most complex needs may still not be accessing services because of the burden
multiple referrals place on them. While not an argument for reductions in spending for health and social services, Michael
will show that clients who engage well with a single service provider are more likely to report both service satisfaction and
higher scores on measures of well-being. A number of ways to effectively break down service silos, without damaging the
client-worker relationship, will be discussed such as Children’s Houses/Child Advocacy Centres, system navigators,
Wraparound services, and more collaborative models of treatment.
About Our Speaker
Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is both a family therapist and a Killam Professor of Social Work at
Dalhousie University where he co-directs the Resilience Research Centre that coordinates
more than five million dollars in funded research in a dozen countries. That research is
focused on resilience among children, youth and families and how they together survive
adversity in culturally diverse ways. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and
book chapters on this topic and is the author of 11 books including The Social Worker, his
first novel. Among his books for professionals are The Social Ecology of Resilience: A
Handbook for Theory and Practice; Counseling in Challenging Contexts: Working with
Individuals and Families Across Clinical and Community Settings; and Strengths-based
Counseling with At-risk Youth. He also writes for parents and educators. Among his most
recent works are We Generation: Raising Socially Responsible Children and Teens and Too
Safe For Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive. In addition to his
research and writing, Michael maintains a small family therapy practice in association with Phoenix Youth Programs, a
prevention program for street youth and their families, and was the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Association of Social
Workers National Distinguished Service Award. His work has been featured in numerous magazines (Reader’s Digest, Body
and Soul, Today’s Parent) and newspapers (Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, USA Today) around the world, and he regularly
appears on radio and television. Among his many contributions to his community has been his role as Co-Chair of the
Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Advisory Committee. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on
Psychology Today’s website.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Opening Keynote | Open Minds, Healthy Minds – Transforming the Mental
Health & Addiction System
The Ontario Government launched its 10-year Mental Health and Addiction Strategy, Open Minds, Healthy Minds, in 2011.
The first three years focused on children and youth mental health and addictions, led by the Ministry of Children and
Youth Services. The strategy is now expanding to support the transition between youth and adult services, and to
improve the quality of services for Ontarians of all ages.
This keynote address will discuss the mental health and addiction strategy highlighting the achievements to date,
challenges ahead and directions for the immediate future as well as providing a context of the mental health and
addictions system transformation. As well strategy implementation successes and challenges will be shared. This would
be followed by a question and answer session.
About Our Speakers
Nancy Kennedy is the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of Health System Strategy and
Policy Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). She began this new
position in February 2014.
Prior to commencing at the MOHLTC, she held several different portfolios within the Cabinet
Office Policy Division, including serving as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health, Education,
Social and Children’s Policy. In addition, she has served as a policy Director in several line
ministries and central agencies, including the Director of Transit Policy at Ministry of
Transportation, the Director of Strategic Policy at Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Affairs and the Director of Provincial-Local Initiatives at Ministry of Finance. While at
Ministry of Finance, she also served as Acting Assistant Deputy Minister of the ProvincialLocal Finance Division.
Prior to joining the provincial government in 1998, she worked at the ARA Consulting Group as a Management Consultant
within their domestic public sector practice. Before that, she had her own business as a freelance writer and
researcher. She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.
Aryeh Gitterman is the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of Policy Development and
Program Design Division, Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS). He began this
position in March 2007.
The division contributes to the achievement of better outcomes for children and youth at risk
through leadership in the design and development of effective, coordinated and responsive
policies and programs. Areas of responsibility include children and youth with
complex/special needs; children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder; child and youth
mental health; residential services and child protection.
Prior to joining the ministry, Aryeh was Assistant Deputy Minister of the Instruction and
Leadership Development Division, Ministry of Education. During his time at the Ministry of
Education, Aryeh also worked in the Business and Finance Division, Teaching Policy and Program Office, Curriculum
Branch, Access and Equity Team, and Community Education and Outreach Branch.
He previously worked at the Scarborough Board of Education teaching Mathematics, English and Media in Grades 9 to 12.
At the Halton Board of Education, he was a guidance counsellor, Head of Guidance and Special Education in a Grade 7-13
school, and Coordinator of Guidance and Cooperative Education for the school board.
Dr. Gitterman received his B.Sc. at the University of Manitoba. He also completed his B.Ed., and his Doctor of
Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Closing Keynote | Reach – Pushing Your Clinical Skills and Effectiveness
to the Next Level
Pulitzer prize winning author Thomas Friedman recently observed, "The era of average is over. In the 21st century,
everyone is going to have to find something extra to stand out in their field." What can mental health and substance
abuse professionals do to enhance their performance? Available evidence makes clear that clear that attending a typical
continuing education workshop, specializing in the treatment of a particular problem, or learning a new treatment model
does little to improve effectiveness. Over the last decade, Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., together with colleagues at the
International Center for Clinical Excellence, have been tracking the outcomes of thousands of clinicians around the world.
Along the way, they have identified specific practices that separate highly effective from average clinicians. How much
better are these top performers? On average, they achieve 50% better outcomes than their equally trained and
credentialed peers. What's more, the best have much lower dropout rates and deliver better and more consistent
outcomes across a range of client diagnoses, presenting complaints, and motivational levels.
In this workshop, participants will learn three specific strategies that separate the good from the great. Attendees will not
only learn a simple method for determining their effectiveness but also how to develop a profile of their most and least
effective practices--what works and what doesn't. Step-by-step, evidence-based instructions will be given for using the
profile to identify and eliminate weak spots while enhancing their effectiveness and efficiency.
About Our Speaker
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., is the founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence an
international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting
excellence in behavioral health services. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the
United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and
private, to achieve superior results. He is one of a handful of “invited faculty” whose work,
thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious “Evolution of Psychotherapy
Conference.” His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research
literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make
effective changes in service delivery. Scott is the author of numerous articles and books,
including ESCAPE FROM BABEL: TOWARD A UNIFYING LANGUAGE FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY
PRACTICE (with Barry Duncan and Mark Hubble [Norton, 1997]), THE HEART AND SOUL OF
CHANGE (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [APA Press, 1999, 2010]), THE HEROIC
CLIENT: A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH CLIENT-DIRECTED, OUTCOME-INFORMED
THERAPY (with Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 2000], and Jacqueline Sparks [Revised, 2004], and the forthcoming Achieving
Clinical Excellence: Lessons from the Fields Most Effective Practitioners.
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
MA1 | SPIRTUALITY & RECOVERY IN A MULTICULTURAL CONTEXT
Presentation Description
Spirituality is deeply rooted in people as they search for meaning and purpose in their lives, deal with life challenges, etc.
This workshop will explore the definition of spirituality, distinguish it from religion, explore various aspects of spirituality
and discuss the role of the mental health worker in working with spirituality in a multicultural context.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 To clarify a definition of spirituality
 To distinguish spirituality and religion
 To relate spirituality to recovery and PSR principles in a multicultural context
 To discuss the role of the mental health worker in acknowledging and supporting spirituality
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians
Presenters
Terry McCullum, MSW, MA, M. Div., is the CEO of LOFT Community Services, a large multi-service organization that
supports people to regain their health and live successfully in the community. LOFT promotes the resilience and well-being
of consumers through a wide range of supportive housing and multiple community support and empowerment activities.
Dr. Kenneth Fung, MD, FRCPC, MSc., is a Staff Psychiatrist and clinical Director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health
Program at the Toronto Western Hospital and Assistant Professor with the Culture, Community, and Health Studies
Program at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.
MA2 | PARALLEL FAMILY PROCESS – A KEY INGREDIENT FOR YOUTH TREATMENT
Presentation Description
Parents who have engaged with our Parallel Process will share their experience, learnings, and outcomes. Dr. Creighton
will describe the Process, its milestones, and her experience engaging parents. Dr. Mills will share results that explain the
relationship between parental engagement and youth outcomes. Dialogue with attendants will be invited throughout.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Gain insight into engaging parents with therapy initially targeted for youths
 Learn about therapeutic approaches, tools, milestones, and outcomes
 Learn results from research about how parent therapy affects youth
 Enhance understanding of parental experience & initiating parent therapy
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians
Presenters
Dr. Victoria Creighton (PsyD) Clinical Director at Pine River Institute. Dr. Creighton incorporates Experiential Therapy,
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Object Relations, and Family Systems treatment and has extensive experience working
with families and youths experiencing a spectrum of complex issues.
Laura Mills, Ph.D. (QM Psych) Director of Research & Evaluation, Pine River Institute. Dr. Mills’ work demonstrates the
effectiveness of Pine River and mechanisms of client change. She is also leading a project to increase the capacity for
other agencies to evaluate their success.
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
MA3 | STANDARIZING ADDICTION PROGRAM TRANSITION THROUGH A LEAN PROCESS
Presentation Description
A LEAN© process was used at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Men’s Addiction Service to markedly improve the flow of
clients from program beds to the newly funded transition beds. The process, standardized tools and outcomes will be
shared; inviting others to implement in their services.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Define the LEAN© process that was used to improve the transition of clients from addiction program beds to
transition beds
 Share the standardized tools that were developed to support the process
 Invite participants to identify how they could incorporate the approach and tools into their service
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Debbie Bang, MHSc, Manager Womankind Addiction Service and Men’s Addiction Service Hamilton. Assistant Clinical
Professor McMaster University School of Nursing and CBS, Hamilton
Keith Ledger, Addiction Counsellor, Men’s Addiction Service Hamilton. With 10-years’ experience, working with men and
women in a Withdrawal Management Setting
Megan Maher BA Psych/ Certificate in Concurrent Disorders. Addiction Counsellor Men's Addiction Services Hamilton.
Lou-Anne Gribbon BA, Senior Addiction Counsellor, Men’s Addiction Service Hamilton. Candidate in Master of Arts in
Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University. Graduation expected in Sept 2015
Julia Esposto, SSW, Addiction Counsellor, Men’s Addiction Service Hamilton. Content expert for the Transition program
and motivational interviewing
Anna Jendzio, MAPsy, Clinical Supervisor Men’s Addiction Service Hamilton. Faculty McMaster University Clinical
Behavioural Science program (CBS), Hamilton
Jon Whitson, BA Psych / Certificate in Aboriginal Studies: Addictions and Counselling, Senior Addiction Counsellor Men’s
Addiction Service Hamilton
Chelsea Rothwell, B.A.Hons., RSSW. Addiction Counsellor, Men's Addiction Service Hamilton
MA4 | (un)MASKING WOMEN – WOMEN, HARM REDUCTION & MENTAL HEALTH
Presentation Description
This presentation will look at the lived realities of women who use drugs and will share strategies for working with this
population to create change at an individual, community and societal level by drawing on community based research
findings, harm reduction approaches and creative strategies for engagement and change.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Insight into the lived realities of women who use drugs
 The importance of harm reduction in mental health work
 Practical and creative strategies for engagement and change making
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 4 – Right Service, Right Time, Right Place
Presenters
Molly Bannerman is a social worker with experience in community development, participatory action research,
and working with people who use drugs and mental health.
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
MA5 | HOUSING FIRST – YES AND..! A PROVOCATIVE EXPLORATION OF LONGSTANDING HOUSING FIRST
APPROACHES TO ENDING HOMELESSNESS
Presentation Description
The panel will provide a brief overview of the evolution of Housing First in Ontario, including evidence, experience and
learnings from their various vantage points. The balance of the workshop will be spent in guided peer level discussion and
debate in small-group format. An over-arching question for considerations is; what synergies exist between over 30 years
of practice and current housing first policy directions? What evidence exists and what can we learn from the diversity of
models and approaches?
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Increased awareness of how Housing First principles have been applied within long standing supportive housing
providers in Ontario
 Increased awareness of the variety of approaches in existence and what populations are being served
 An understanding of various research methods used to compare different housing first models against each
other
 An opportunity to network with other supportive housing providers who are applying housing first principles and
what evidence is being used to evaluate success
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 3 – Expand housing, employment supports & diversion & transitions from the justice system
Presenters
Brigitte Witkowski – Executive Director of Mainstay Housing (Toronto)
Brian Davis – Executive Director of Houselink Community Homes (Toronto)
Lisa Ker – Executive Director of Salus Supportive Housing (Ottawa)
Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff – Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Social Work University of Calgary
MA6 | HOW UNDIAGNOSED BRAIN INJURY IN CHILDHOOD LEADS TO A LIFE OF ONGOING TRAUMA
WHY MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS SECTOR NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND FASD
Presentation Description
Alice will provide the history of Joseph’s injuries as he is a poor historian of his previous health status, not uncommon in
brain injury. An overview of how this made him vulnerable to be victimized by a sexual predator, mental health issues
and resultant pattern of self-medication. As this increased the outcome of involvement with the criminal justice system.
Joseph will share his story of recovery and what has worked for him in terms of support. As well, Alice will share the story
of her 3 adult adopted children who all live with varying degrees of FASD and how the current adult mental health and
addictions sector is poorly equipped to understand and thus serve this population.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Identify when to use an ABI Screening Tool
 Refer for assessment and treatment
 Decrease, reduce, lessen, and diminish negative impacts of ABI
 Start, initiate, begin, and establish supportive relationships with persons affected by an ABI
 Assist the person with an ABI organize, participate, attend treatment and /or support services
 Develop, create, design, construct effective person centred treatment and/or support plans
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification & intervention
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Presenters
Alice Bellavance CEO of Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario for 24 yrs. RPN by training worked in healthcare for 45
years including neurosurgery, long term, chronic and respite care, children & adults with physical and/or developmental
disabilities.
Joseph Rule living with the effects of childhood brain injuries and resultant history of trauma, addictions, mental health
issues and conflict with the law during his recovery journey.
MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
MB1 | WII KWAN DE TAA (BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER FOR A SACRED PURPOSE)
Presentation Description
Through our traditional knowledge, we breathe spirit into our practice. This is the leadership principle that we have
adopted at the BHS unit of FFTAHS. A journey through the presenters ‘story’ of creating a shift in paradigm from cultural
inexperience to cultural awareness through the building of culturally based personal and Agency bundles.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Identify what a traditional bundle may include and why it is important (presenters will tell the story of how
through ceremony an agency bundle came life; how their traditional sanctioning a staff working bundle came to
life and stories of how that bundle affects service user in an Aboriginal Mental Health and Addictions unit)
 Define some traditional ‘tools’ used as healing methodologies (Presenters will bring some of their own practice
traditional tools and engage audience in tobacco offering, song, prayer opening)
 Increase their own knowledge bundle of cultural competency (Presenters will discuss briefly the importance of
cultural safety and competency without appropriation)
 Increase their understanding of Indigenous practices and protocols (Presenters will take the audience through
some of the cultural practices and protocols utilized by BHS for optimal wellness which in turn reduces
recidivism, relapse, emergency room visit, and over intervention needs)
 Participate in an opening prayer, song, and tobacco offering (Inductive learning through engagement)
 Have a better understanding of holistic wellness through the lens of Indigenous practioners (holistic meaning
physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness and not just temporal or cognitive/emotional approaches)
 Establish themselves in location to work they may do with Indigenous peoples they service (challenge audience
to do their own exploration of white as an ideology within the privilege landscape of service provision)
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians
Presenters
Lori R Flinders, MSW/RSW, Director of Behavioural Health Services, Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services. Lori has
worked in First Nations mental health and addictions field for the past 22 years both in children’s mental health and adult
mental health.
Sandra Indian, Case Manager at Behavioural Health Services, Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services. Sandra has worked
in the helping field for more than 20 years and is currently a case manager and traditional knowledge keeper.
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MB2 | PARTNERING TO ADDRESS YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE WITH AN INNOVATIVE TRIAGE & SUPPORT
PROGRAM
Presentation Description
Attendees will better understand how Hamilton is breaking down the barriers to meet the needs of homeless or streetinvolved youth who are using substances. The partnership with Notre Dame and Withdrawal Management Centres has
reduced transfers to ED and allows youth to be safely monitored in a setting they trust.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Participate in open dialogue on key elements of the program to be able to replicate in their own community and
to advocate for the funding support necessary to develop services
 Identify the importance of partnerships and collaboration for a seamless service delivery and continuity of care
 Increase knowledge in using best practices for serving street involved and homeless youth using substances
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Dawn Kidder is the Manager of Notre Dame House and Community Resource Centre, Hamilton On. Dawn has worked in
the field for 22 years with children, youth, and families struggling with various issues such as homelessness, poverty,
mental health, addictions and complex needs.
Laurel Whalen-Curran - Senior Addiction Counsellor of St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton - Womankind Addiction Service.
Laurel has 20 years’ experience in the addiction field working primarily with women and a lead in program development,
training and evaluation.
Kari Whitelaw – Clinical Supervisor of St. Joseph Healthcare – Womankind Addiction Service. Kari has 15 years’ experience
in the addiction field. She sits on a variety of committees providing input and feedback around addictions, mental health
issues and homelessness.
MB3 | ENHANCING EVIDENCE BASED SERVICE – ONTARIO PERCEPTION OF CARE & ADDICTION SCREENING
& ASSESSMENT: DTFP UPDATE & NEXT STEPS
Presentation Description
The presentation will outline the results of Drug Treatment Funding Program (2011 – 2014) research, development and
piloting of both the Ontario Perception of Care Tool (OPOC-MHA) within the addiction and mental health sector and the
new staged Screening and Assessment protocol in substance use services. Important next steps for Ontario wide
implementation of these tools will be articulated and progress summarized.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Enhanced knowledge regarding the purpose and impact of the OPOC-MHA
 Increased knowledge and understanding regarding the two staged addiction screening and assessment protocol
 Enhanced knowledge regarding implementation plans (based on implementation science) and level of readiness
to implement tools as appropriate
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification & intervention; Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place; Pillar 5 – Fund based on
population needs and ensuring access to high quality services
Presenters
Dr. Brian Rush, PhD, Scientist Emeritus - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Brian’s career spans 38 years in a
research and evaluation capacity in the substance abuse/mental health fields. He has a background of research and
program development related to addiction and community mental health services and systems; social /psychiatric
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epidemiology; evaluation and planning of community prevention, policies and programs, and community needs
assessment.
Linda Sibley, Executive Director – Addiction Services of Thames Valley. Linda has over 30 years’ experience in Ontario’s
addiction system including residential treatment and outpatient care. Linda is also a private consultant /trainer and
operates LB Sibley Consulting. She teaches courses on Motivational Interviewing and Screening, Assessment and
Treatment Planning and has been an integral part of the development and implementation of addiction assessment
processes past and present.
Donna Rogers, Executive Director – Four Counties Addiction Services Team Inc.
Kim Baker, Drug Treatment Funding Program Implementation Supervisor – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Kim
has provided project management and implementation support to local and provincial addictions and mental health
projects for the past 10 years, with a particular emphasis on use of Implementation Science as a framework. Previous
experience in addiction direct service delivery uniquely positions her to support system enhancement.
MB4 | INTEGRATED SUBSTANCE MISUSE & TRAUMA TREATMENT – IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR MEN
Presentation Description
Engaging and interactive! This session will demonstrate that integrated trauma and addiction treatment produces
significantly better outcomes for men; from study of Canadian vanguard program titled Helping Men Recover – A
Program for Treating Addiction (Covington, Griffin, and Dauer 2011). “Hands-on” presentation that walks participants
through all aspects of planning, implementation, and fidelity monitoring. Take away tools/templates for immediate
application to your own work.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 To better recognize trauma and its role in the efficacy of treatment for men with substance misuse
 This recognition will lead to the development and implementation of more effective interventions to help
maximize the health and recovery of men who misuse substances
 To share clinical experiences with the evidence based Helping Men Recover curriculum, and its usefulness in
supporting men who seek services along the addiction continuum
 To provide an opportunity for experiential learning that enables participants to walk away with useful reference
materials and tools
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification & intervention
Presenters
Sean McQuarrie, Team Lead, Halton Recovery House, Hope Place Centres
Graeme Bonar, Case Manager, Halton Recovery House, Hope Place Centres
Lori Slaunwhite, Director of Programs & Services, Halton Recovery House, Hope Place Centres
MB5 | THE AT HOME/CHEZ SOI CANADIAN STUDY OF HOUSING FIRST FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS &
MENTALLY ILL – THE TORONTO PARTNERSHIP PROSPECTIVE
Presentation Description
Housing First serves individuals experiencing mental health and addiction challenges who have fallen through the cracks
of the current system by targeting those with lengthy or repeated periods of homelessness. Housing First has
demonstrated significant cost savings by reducing use of emergency services, including shelters, hospital and justice
services.
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Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Enhance knowledge of the Housing First Model in ACT and Case Management
 Widen the discussion about possible adaptations to standard ACT and Case Management to better meet the
needs of homeless individuals with serious mental illness and addictions
 Identify steps taken to promote a recovery orientation
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 5 – Fund based on population needs and ensuring access to high quality services
Presenters
Pam Nir is Senior Manager of Clinical Services at Cota in Toronto. She has her MSW from McMaster University.
Sylvia Starosta is Director of Clinical Operations at Cota. She has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from McGill
University and a Master’s of Social Work from University of Toronto.
MB6 | CARING FOR CLIENTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS – THE BRAIN INJURY CONNECTION
Presentation Description
This presentation will include an overview the growing body of research that links ABI with addictions and mental health
and the work carried about by the Substance Use and Brain Injury Bridging Project. Attendees will learn about how to
screen for ABI and be introduced to resources for the management of neurocognitive impairment.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Describe key aspects of the relationship between substance use disorders, mental health and brain injury and
consider the implications of these data as they relate to addictions programming and concurrent disorders
 Use a simple screening measure to identify individuals in their practice who have a history of brain injury and
recognize how neurocognitive impairments may present in practice
 Apply basic compensation strategies for mild impairments, and consider how to accommodate more significant
impairments
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Carolyn Lemsky, Ph.D., C.Psych. ABPP-Cn, is a neuropsychologist and the clinical director of Community Head Injury
Resource Services of Toronto. She has been a clinician and researcher for over 25 years.
Tim Godden, M.S.W., R.S.W., is an Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) at CAMH. He has worked in the fields of community
mental health and addictions for the past 24 years.
MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
MC1 | THE NORTH SHORE MINO-BIMAADIZIDAA (LET’S LIVE WELL PROGRAM) – AN ANISHNAWBE,
HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ACHIEVING SELF-SUFFICIENCY DESPITE MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION
ISSUES
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Presentation
Description
Using power point, the presenter will provide a brief overview of the beliefs and values in which the Mino Program is
grounded, a description of program content and a series of case studies illustrating the impact of the program on the lives
of participants and the positive outcomes being achieved.
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Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 To impart to participants an understanding of a specific Anishnawbe, holistic approach to addressing mental
health and addictions barriers to economic self-sufficiency
 To exemplify the value of basic life skills and cultural education as a means of addressing addictions and mental
health
 To provide evidence (case studies) that this approach is having a positive impact
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promote resiliency & well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification & intervention; Pillar 3 –
Expand housing, employment supports & diversion & transitions from the justice system
Presenters
Elizabeth Richer, Director of Niigaaniin Services
Violet Boissoneau, Opportunities Development Officer
Christina Agawa, Addictions Coordinator
MC2 | NOVEL PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE & AN ANALYSIS OF THE 2015 PSA “COOKING WITH MOLLY”
Presentation Description
Examining a Toronto Police PSA, developed in response to several deaths and dozens of hospitalizations of music festival
attendees in 2014, we will discuss how it could be improved, learn about the myriad of new drugs people may be taking,
and consider effective messaging about safety, especially with youth.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Participants will be more aware of new drugs and trends, particularly amongst youth
 Participants will be better able to have conversation with youth about their drug use, or know where to find
information on drugs unfamiliar to workers
 Participants will reflect on effective drug awareness messaging and be more critical of many existing efforts
Strategy Pillar:
Pillar 1 – Promote resiliency & well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Nick Boyce, Director of the Ontario HIV and Substance Use Training Program. He has been going to nightclubs and music
festivals for over 15 years.
MC3 | OUTCOME MONITORING FOR SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES
Presentation Description
Each panelist will briefly present the results of their particular outcome monitoring work as follows:
Brian Rush – Results of a Feasibility Assessment for Outcome Monitoring in Ontario’s Addiction Services.
Jean Costello – The Development and Implementation of an Outcome Monitoring System in the Addiction Medicine
Services at Homewood Health Centre.
Karen Urbanoski – Addiction System Outcome Indicators and Monitoring framework for performance measurement in
Ontario’s addiction treatment system
Laura Mills – A common approach to evaluating youth success will enhance each agency’s capacity for evaluationinformed decisions, will lay the groundwork to share best practices and start dialogue about effective treatment
allocation.
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Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Enhanced knowledge regarding importance of outcome monitoring
 Increased knowledge regarding monitoring methodologies
 Enhanced recognition of synergy across diverse but related projects
 Contribution to informed approach on program and system outcome monitoring
Strategy Pillar:
Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification and intervention; Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place; Pillar 5 – Fund based
on population needs and ensuring access to high quality services
Presenters
Dr. Brian Rush, PhD, Scientist Emeritus - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Brian’s career spans 38 years in a
research and evaluation capacity in the substance abuse/mental health fields. He has a background of research and
program development related to addiction and community mental health services and systems; social /psychiatric
epidemiology; evaluation and planning of community prevention, policies and programs, and community needs
assessment.
Jean Costello, PhD, Research and Evaluation Scientist - Homewood Research Institute. Jean is the HRI lead for developing
the outcome monitoring system in the Addiction Medicine Services at Homewood Health Centre.
Laura Mills (Ph.D. QM.Psych), Director of Research and Evaluation - Pine River Institute. Pine River Institute is a
residential treatment center and wilderness experience serving adolescents who struggle with substance abuse and
related issues. Laura is the lead on EPYC (Evaluation Plan for Youth Care), a province-wide initiative toward a common
framework for evaluation in the youth sector.
Karen Urbanoski, PhD, Independent Scientist - Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health. Karen is the current head of the Health Systems and Health Equity Research group at CAMH. Her research
is focused on the social epidemiology of substance use and addiction, and the role of treatment systems in recovery.
MC4 | BEYOND BEREAVEMENT – A WOMEN’S GRIEF & LOSS EDUCATION ACTION PROGRAM
Presentation Description
Based on the South Riverdale CHC Model, Breakaway’s Grief and Loss Education and Action group was organized as a
response to the lack of support for women who use(d) substances and who had lost custody of their children to Child
Protection Agencies. This presentation will offer a model for a trauma-informed, harm reduction group that serves an
exceedingly marginalized and silenced group of women and demonstrate how, together in group, these women find their
voices, move toward healing, and make a public statement about their lives.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Identify issues pertaining to and encourage reflection on how grief and loss, stigma, internalized issues and other
dynamics emerge in a group program
 Evaluate the role of a facilitator with lived experience (“peer”) in a group program
 Establish the role, process, and uses of formal clinical supervision in a trauma-focused grief and loss group for
women with current or past substance use
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promote resiliency & well-being in Ontarians
Presenters
Beth Collison, MSW, RSW has been an Addiction Therapist with Breakaway Addiction Services’ Satellite Opiate Treatment
Clinic for 8 years, practicing from a trauma-informed, harm reduction perspective.
Sheryl Jarvis is a Counsellor/Advocate. Sheryl’s work is informed by her status as a single parent mother to 2 daughters.
Sheryl’s advocacy, counselling and activism work supports women’s empowerment as the central issue to overcoming
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violence and systemic oppression in women’s lives. Her work is informed by feminist, transformative justice, harm
reduction and anti-oppressive philosophies.
Lori Naylor is a Registered Social Worker at the Breakaway Addiction Services Satellite Clinic, has a passionate interest in
trauma and addiction, and provides clinical education across Canada.
Bo Yih Thom, MSW, RSW, is a Therapist at Breakaway. She uses integrated harm reduction, trauma informed, and antioppression frameworks to support survivors who use drugs.
MC5 | PEER SUPPORT WORK WITHIN DIFFERENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING MODELS
Presentation Description
Since 2011 LOFT / Wilkinson Housing and Support Services had hired staff with lived experience as part of the support
offered in its different housing models. In this time the peer role had evolved into a vital component. This presentation
describes: impact on the residents, mechanics within the agency and peer supervision.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Identify areas within a program where peer support could be most impactful
 Identify what are the unique set of tools that the peer role brings to the agency
 Identify the specificities of peer worker supervision
 Increase knowledge of different recovery tools (mostly developed and used by peer groups or peer facilitators)
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promote resiliency & well-being in Ontarians
Presenters
Marco Villa, Program Director of LOFT/Wilkinson Housing and Support Services. Clinical Psychologist.
Ellie Kik, Program Coordinator of Sherbourne High support. Addictions Councillor.
Shawn Pendenque, Peer support worker LOFT/ Wilkinson Housing and Support Services. Child and youth social worker
Michelle Ruck, Peer Support Worker/ Sherbourne high support.
MC6 | A. SUCCESS DURING THE STORM – A CASE STUDY IN REHABILITATION FOR A COMPLEX CLIENT
B. ADDICTIONS GROUP THERAPY FOR CLIENTS WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY – STRENGTHS &
CHALLENGES
Presentation Description A
A case study approach will be presented using video clips and data, demonstrating the steps in the rehabilitation
treatment plan. Training occurred while the client was non-compliant with medication for major depressive disorder and
self-medicating with marijuana and alcohol. Success is possible with early identification and appropriate interventions.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 After this presentation participants will be able to: Identify client’s medical and mental health concerns
 Assess the client’s skill level
 Develop a multi-disciplinary case management team Increase a client’s skill
 Expand their knowledge of treating complex clients
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification and intervention
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Presenters
Stacie Dertinger is an outreach worker with Brain Injury Services, serving the rural community of Norfolk County. She is a
graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has worked in the field for ten
years providing rehabilitation to clients living in the community with an acquired brain injury developmental disability, and
mental illness and addictions. Stacie is an experienced assessor, observer and rehabilitation professional.
Presentation Description B
The presentation will be presented in a power point format, reviewing data and therapeutic approaches utilized. The
presentation will also touch on the various assessment measures utilized to monitor progress, challenges that have
occurred as well as discuss the successes of the group.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Identify client’s level of risk
 Assess needs of client population
 Expand knowledge of ABI population and complex needs
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification and intervention
Presenters
Brigitte Langlois is a Social Worker at Brain Injury Services. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and most
recently, became a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a Masters in Social Work, specializing in Individuals,
Families and Groups. Ms. Langlois has been a Brain Injury Services employee for the past ten years, providing
rehabilitation to ABI clients in the community. For the past five years she has been the agency’s social worker, providing
both individual and group counselling services to clients and their families.
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
TA1 | A. FAMILIES MATTER – EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES IN MENTAL HEALTH &
ADDICTION SERVICES
B. FAMILY NAVIGATION IN AN ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL – INCLUDING FAMILES TO IMPROVE CARE
Presentation Description A
This presentation will look at the ways in which service providers can support families based on the findings of a survey
conducted by FOR, MDAO and SSO. The needs of families, as well as the National Caregiver Guidelines and resources for
families will be discussed.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Identify the needs and barriers that families often face when navigating the mental health system especially in
situations where their loved one is not receiving treatment, as well as the important role that families can play in
supporting their loved one in the treatment process
 Evaluate the way in which they are able to support and include families in their services
 Expand on their individual or their organization’s capacity to support families
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Gillian Gray MSW, RSW is the Executive Director at the Family Outreach and Response Program in Toronto. FOR offers
recovery oriented mental health supports to youth and families.
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Tasha-Chivaun Williams is the program Director of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and oversees all of the
organizations counseling and support services.
Leanne Needham, MSW, RSW, the Coordinator of the Early Psychosis Program at the Mood Disorders Association of
Ontario, supports families and individuals with psychosis.
Presentation Description B
The presentation will report on the pilot year of FOR & St. Joseph’s family mental health navigator service. An overview of
service development, outcomes and successes will be provided. Participants will engage in a discussion of how to
replicate this model in other hospitals with high use of mental health services.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Increase their understanding of the role of family navigation in hospital settings
 Initiate conversations within their settings regarding role of family support and navigation
 Participate in exploring ways in which to offer family navigation supports within their local hospitals
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification & intervention; Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Elly Litvak is the family mental health navigator at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. She has developed and managed recovery
programs within Canada’s mental health system.
Gillian Gray is the Executive Director with the Family Outreach and Response Program (FOR). FOR provides recovery based
family mental health services.
TA2 | BUILDING YOUTH-ADULT PARTNERSHIPS TO ENHANCE YOUTH SERVICES
Presentation Description
The implementation of best-practice youth-adult partnerships will be explored. The presentation will focus on practical
approaches to promote successful youth-adult partnerships, including examples of challenges, successes and unexpected
outcomes of this method of youth engagement. Participants will engage in thoughtful discussion and activities to enhance
the learning experience.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 To provide an example of successful youth-adult partnership, developed through the Youth System Innovation
Group (YSIG) and the National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC) at CAMH
 To explore the challenges, successes and unanticipated outcomes of youth-adult partnership
 To identify the personal benefits of collaboration between youth and adults for everyone involved
 To facilitate discussion with the audience about the challenges they encounter for establishing successful youthadult partnerships in their lives or workplaces – from both youth and adult perspectives
 To engage in creative problem-solving with audience members to generate ideas for utilizing youth-adult
partnerships to: promote youth development; improve research initiatives and clinical programs; and support
the development of policy and best-practice guidelines
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promote resiliency & well-being in Ontarians
Presenters
Olivia Heffernan, BA, Peer Facilitator, Child Youth and Family Services – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Tyson Herzog, BA, Peer Facilitator, Child, Youth and Family Services – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Gloria Chaim, MSW, RSW, Deputy Clinical Director, Child Youth and Family Services – Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health
Joanna Henderson, Ph.D., C.Psych., Clinician Scientist, Child Youth and Family Services – Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health
TA3 | A. BUILDING TRUST, BUILDING BRIDGES – SUPPORTING OPIOID DEPENDENT INDIVIDUALS
THROUGH INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION CLINIC
B. RECOVERY FROM OPIOIDS DEPENDENCY – UNIQUE CHALLENGES, UNIQUE SOLUTIONS
Presentation Description A
This presentation will provide an overview of the interdisciplinary model used at both clinics and will highlight the
rationale for the collaboration, reflections on successes, benefits and challenges, and thoughts about how to best serve
this population. One clinic prescribes Suboxone exclusively within a mental health service setting; the other prescribes
primarily methadone and serves a rural community. At both locations addiction/mental health counsellors provide a
range of services including outreach, urine drug screening, intake, assessment, referral, case management and
counselling.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Participants will be informed about this successful interdisciplinary collaboration and how it works
 Participants will learn the rationale and benefits of the development of these collaborations
 Participants will learn some options available for working with individuals with opioid concerns
 Participants will be encouraged to do similar work and/or refer to our agency
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Jacquie Carr is an Addictions and Mental Health Counsellor with the Community Opioid Addiction Program (COAP) at
Addictions Services of Thames Valley. Jacquie provides client centred, harm reduction and community based support
specifically for individuals who have a current or historic opioid addiction.
Presentation Description B
Presenters will be describing/sharing elements of two groups designed for people addressing opioid dependency: the OST
Information Session and the OST Support group, as well as provide a brief overview of our program objectives, purpose,
and developments thus far. Curriculum materials will be available upon request and agreement to terms following the
session.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Participants will learn about OST
 Participants will be informed about the two groups we have developed and their importance to this population
 Participants will understand the rationale for the development of these groups
 Participants will be provided options for people who are working with those with opioid concerns
 Participants will be invited to share their experience and practice and to adopt useful components from this
experience
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place; Pillar 5 – Fund based on population needs and ensuring access to high
quality services
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Presenters
Sarah Wolff is a Registered Social Worker and has been employed with ADSTV since May 2013. As a student, she
volunteered with a number of organizations, including the London & District Distress Centre and Women’s Community
House. She has also worked at Family Service Thames Valley as an intake assistant and had a student placement at
Regional Mental Health Care on the Moods and Anxiety Unit. She has been working on the COAP team since September
2013.
TA4 |
RECOVERY PERSPECTIVES: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO FAMILY WORK
Presentation Description
OPDI and a peer support Community of Interest supported by EENet recently pooled financial and human resources to
commission an examination of peer support workers in Ontario. This workshop will present the report of Taylor Newberry
Consulting entitled “ Investigating the State of Peer Support Work in Ontario “ and begin conversations about how to
employ, support and strengthen the existing and aspiring peer support workforce.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Participants will learn about issues identified by the current and aspiring mental health peer support workforce
 Discuss the challenges and benefits of implementing a peer program or incorporating an existing one into their
clinical service setting
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place; Pillar 5 – Fund
based on population needs and ensuring access to high quality services
Presenters
Deborrah Sherman, Executive Director, Ontario Peer Development Initiative
Allan Strong, Team Lead, Self-Help Alliance at CMHA Waterloo Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
TA5 | TOWARDS COMMUNITY – TRANSITIONING FROM INCARCERATION
Presentation Description
This presentation will discuss the criminalization of people who face mental health struggles and use drugs, how
Toronto’s new Reintegration Centre developed, and a description of why harm reduction, overdose prevention, housing
and low-threshold referrals to services within the community are critical to reducing the risk of continued criminalization.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Insight into the lived realities people who face mental health struggles, use drugs, and face repeated
criminalization
 The importance of harm reduction in mental health work
 Practical and creative strategies for engagement and change making.
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 3 – Expand housing, employment supports & diversion & transitions from the justice system; Pillar 4 – Right service,
right time, right place
Presenters
Peter Leslie, Lindsay Jennings and Harold Johnson have experience working with people who have been involved in the
legal system, face mental health struggles and use drugs.
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TA6 | OTTAWA DRUG COURT & BRIDGING SYSTEMS – CLIENTS, TREATMENT STRUCTURES, OUTCOMES
Presentation Description
DTC staff presentation challenges assumptions on who DTC clients are/aren’t; what treatment does/doesn’t include; what
are good outcomes; partnership lessons learned with Crowns, Justices, defense, addiction treatment, health care,
housing, police; building dynamic inter-system partnerships. Eight years of DTC experience/data will provide evidence to
facilitate efforts toward new DTCs.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Identify some of the previous conceptual divides/dichotomies (abstinence vs moderation; addiction & mental
health; out-patient & beds) and demonstrate how they have been bridged in a DTC over 8 years
 Identify assumptions about Drug Treatment Court clients and confirm data from 8 years’ experience
 Identify assumptions about treatment models and methods and confirm successful experience over 8 years
 Identify current DTC partners and describe successes which are integral to good client outcomes and successful
DTCs
 Provide Outcome Evaluation data which recommends DTC model for reducing addiction’s costs to taxpayers and
clients
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place; Pillar 5 – Fund
based on population needs and ensuring access to high quality services
Presenters
Ruth Mayhew, Program Manager, Ottawa Drug Treatment Court, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services Ottawa
James Budd, Director of Corporate Services and Director Adults Addiction and Family Programs, Rideauwood
Paul Welsh MSW RSW, Executive Director, Rideauwood
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
TB1 | TORONTO COMMUNITY ADDICTION TEAM – INNOVATIVE CARE COORDINATION
Presentation Description
This presentation will provide an overview of the TCAT integrated model of care as well as highlight the service
collaboration within our HealthLink, namely the integration of a communication system between acute care and
community sector which has led to innovative care coordination and better patient outcomes – demonstrating right
service, right time, and right place.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Expand their knowledge about the TCAT program and our Integrated Model of Care
 Understand the process of implementing an innovative care coordination approach
 Recognize the effectiveness of service collaboration across sectors through this example
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Janet Stevenson is the Manager of Toronto Community Addiction Team, a program of Housing and Homeless Services at
St. Stephen’s Community House.
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
TB2 | OPTIMIZING TRANSITIONS BETWEEN HOSPITAL & COMMUNITY – PROMISING PRACTICES FOR
SERVING TRANSITIONAL AGE YOUTH WITH ADDICTION CHALLENGES
Presentation Description
A group of providers has worked together to optimize transitions from hospital based service to ensure transitional age
youth thrive post-acute intervention. Together with Hospital for Sick Children, CAMH and LOFT have designed a model of
service that provides community evening and weekend treatment for transitional age youth with addiction challenges.
We will use this project and its findings as an example of a model that optimizes transitions out of hospital into
community care. We will also describe our robust evaluation framework and its findings.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 To share (and seek input from participants) about research and experience and best practices for serving
transitional age youth with mental health and addiction issues;
 To outline the essential elements of a program for Transitional Age youth;
 To impart the strategies to successfully bridge hospital and community care for young people;
 To discuss the limitations of evaluation frameworks in children’s and adult’s sector to indicate impact
 To share the robust evaluation framework used with the Community Evening and Weekend Treatment program
and lessons learned about how to implement an evaluation framework for programs serving Transitional age
youth.
 To present preliminary outcome data from the service
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification & intervention; Pillar 4 –
Right service, right time, right place; Pillar 5 – Fund based on population needs and ensuring access to high quality
services
Presenters
Heather McDonald, MSW, Director of Adult and Youth Services, LOFT Community Services – Heather oversees LOFT’s
addiction and mental health services for youth and adults; co-chair of Toronto’s Mental Health and Justice Initiative,
Addiction Supportive Housing Network and an active member of the Mental Health and Addiction Youth Network. Prior to
her work at LOFT Community Services, she was a Director at a comprehensive, non-profit methadone program in
Downtown Toronto.
Gloria Chaim, MSW. RSW, Deputy Clinical Director in the Child, Youth and Family Program at the Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health – Gloria is also Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Lecturer, Factor-Inwentash
Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She is a lead investigator on two Health Canada Drug Treatment
Funding Program projects, a national youth screening project aimed at improving pathways to care for youth and their
families through cross-sectoral collaborations and a provincial project aimed at identifying gaps and opportunities for
service enhancement for youth with substance use and concurrent mental health concerns.
Joanna Henderson, Psychologist, Child, Youth and Family Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
TB3 | KEEP CALM & CARE ON – PROVIDING PERSON CENTRED PSYCHOGERIATIC SUPPORTS IN THE
COMMUNITY
Presentation Description
To discuss and present the points outlined in the reasons above, looking at innovative and evidence based models. There
will be discussion/educational points specifically applied to actual scenarios that seniors we have supported have faced.
Time will also be spent discussing those grey areas between seniors and MHA supports.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 To establish the fact that Seniors living with mental health and/or addiction challenges have a right to
support and care from both a mental health/addiction perspective and personal care perspective
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place; Pillar 5 – Fund based on population needs and ensuring access to high
quality services
Presenters
Debra Walko, is the Director of Seniors Services for LOFT Community Services which supports over 1500 seniors living
with mental health/addiction challenges annually.
TB4 | BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH PEER SUPPORT
Presentation Description
Peer support is a useful and cost-effective method of mental health and addiction service delivery. This presentation will
explain the orientation and principles of peer support, highlight its application in a variety of contexts (e.g. one-on-one,
group, community, etc.), and suggest programs of training and evaluation to ensure accountability.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Explain the unique value of peer support in the treatment of mental health and addiction issues and understand
how peer support can make a different in people’s recovery across Ontario
 Identify ways in which peer perspectives can be implemented in their own work to expand the efficacy of their
practice and better serve their clients
 Mitigate the risks inherent in peer support work through the use of effective training programs, mentorship,
community partnerships, and ensuring accountability through ongoing evaluation
Strategic Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians
Presenters
Shelly Murphy, MSW, RSW, RRP, Program Manager, Family Matters Peer Support and Recovery Program, Mood
Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) – Shelly develops and facilitates recovery programs and supervises counselling
support for family members and individuals with mood disorders and related issues at the MDAO.
Daniel Farb, BSc, Family Matters Peer Support Worker, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) – Daniel provides
one-on-one peer counselling support and facilitates Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) programs for individuals with
mood disorders and their families at the MDAO.
TB5 | OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CANNABIS LAW REFORM – IT’S COMPLICATED
Presentation Description
This session will be an exploration of the current controversy related to the reform of cannabis laws. It will be a facilitated
discussion on the complex aspects of the issue. Participants are encouraged to share evidence, personal experiences, and
other insights that are relevant to the debate.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Identify a variety of social forces and objectives related to interest in the reform of cannabis law
 Identify various options for cannabis law reform
 Review these options in light of available evidence and experience
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians
Presenters
Mike DeVillaer is an educator with CAMH and McMaster University, with interests in the epidemiology of drug problems
and drug policy.
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
TB6 | A. B.Y.O.D (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICES) – CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS IN LIVING IN A DIGITAL
WORLD
B. PROBLEMATIC INTERNET USE – WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE & HOW DO WE TREAT IT?
Presentation Description A
This presentation will offer an overview of Internet Gaming Disorders as found in Section III of the DSM V. It will highlight
best practices, clinical tools, initiatives, and provide access to an emerging community of practice.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
Participants will have a clearer understanding of:
 Best Practices
 Clinical Tools
 Gaming Dependency Continuum
 Harm Reduction Approaches
 Industry Trends
 Internet Gaming Disorder
 Referral Sources
 Risks/Benefits of Gaming and/or Internet Use
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 2 – Ensure early identification & intervention; Pillar 4 –
Right service, right time, right place; Pillar 5 – Fund based on population needs and ensuring access to high quality
services
Presenters
Shawn Rumble (B.A., B.Ed., M.E.S., CPGC, C.C.A.D.C.).
Presentation Description B
This presentation will provide an overview of Problematic Internet Use including prevalence rates, common underlying
issues and concurrent problems. Since most of the research focuses on youth as does our treatment program at CAMH,
the information will relate mostly to clients aged 18-25. The current treatment landscape will be described as well as the
most frequently used therapeutic modalities.
Objectives/Intended Outcomes
 Define Problematic Internet Use (PIU)
 Describe common underlying issues and concurrent disorders of individuals with PIU
 Identify current state of treatment for PIU
 Explain which therapeutic modalities are used to treat PIU
Strategy Pillar
Pillar 1 – Promoting resiliency and well-being in Ontarians; Pillar 4 – Right service, right time, right place
Presenters
Lisa Pont started at the Problem Gambling Service at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as the Older
Adult Specialist in 2007. Lisa’s experience in counseling, outreach, community work and training led her to her position as
a Trainer/Therapist at the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario at CAMH. Currently, she is involved in responsible
gambling industry training and specializes in the area of online gaming, gambling and Internet overuse.
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Annual Addictions & Mental Health Conference
May 24th – 26th, 2015
Marriott Toronto Airport
901 Dixon Road ▪ Toronto ▪ Ontario

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