Working with Mental Health Clients for AOD Workers

Working with Mental Health Clients for AOD workers is a two-day program that focuses on personality disorders as well as providing an opportunity to consider issues regarding clients with dual diagnosis including depression and suicidal ideation and to become familiar with some tools used by mental health workers. It has been developed predominantly for AOD workers, however generic workers may find the course of use.

Learning Objectives:

Participants can expect to cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the personality disorders
  • A focus on Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • The effects of drug use on mental illness
  • An introduction to some assessment tools to use with clients with mental health issues
  • Crisis and Suicide assessment and interventions.