September 20, 2017
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Computer Based Training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT4CBT); An Innovative New Substance Abuse Therapy for Canada
About the Session:
Created by Dr. Kathleen Carroll at the Yale School of Medicine, CBT4CBT is a revolutionary new substance abuse treatment program that is currently being rolled out in the United States. Introductory trials conducted among urban populations in major US cities have demonstrated CBT4CBT’s effectiveness for challenging populations at moderately low cost and with lasting effects. A recent collaboration between Dr. Carroll and Drs. Juergen Krause and Michelle Patterson of the Centre for Health and Community Research (CHCR) at UPEI will bring this innovative treatment program to Canada for the first time. The pilot program aims to determine the effectiveness and efficacy of this computer-based treatment option for addiction therapy within specific rural Canadian populations. CBT4CBT is offered at trial sites in PEI and New Brunswick which have been selected as representative of high-needs populations who may benefit from improved addiction treatment options and support.
Dr. Michelle Patterson has been the CHCR’s Research Project Manager since 2014. She received her PhD in Medical Physics from UPEI and also serves as Adjunct and Graduate Faculty in the UPEI Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Patterson is responsible for facilitating the formation of new national and international collaborations, developing multiple research projects, and applying for funding grants. She oversees and manages all research projects conducted by the CHCR and is responsible for the development and enhancement of all new and current projects.
A Thematic Analysis of the 10 Week Capable Carers Program from 2015 to 2017
About the Session:
The 10 week Family Support Capable Carers program is a process oriented/psychoeducational group intended to support families currently caring for a loved one with a mental illness. It is well documented that caregivers of those with a mental illness often experience significant distress in their life due to the daily demands of caregiving. The present study will help to gain a deeper understanding of client experiences from Capable Carers through a thematic analysis of our mid and final written evaluations from 2015 to 2017.
Katrina Shaw is a Registered Psychologist with CMHA, working predominantly with Suicide Bereavement clients. She completed her Master’s degree at McGill University in Counselling Psychology and is passionate about continuing her work in grief and loss. She is passionate about expanding resources to connect with and support youth who have experienced a loss to Suicide.
Chantal Lester received her MSc in Counselling Psychology degree from the University of Calgary and is working as a Suicide Bereavement and Family Support therapist with CMHA. She has several years experience working with at-risk youth, families, and First Nations populations. She hopes to continue to expand upon our unique counselling programs and reach diverse populations in Alberta.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills Training for Caregivers: A New Initiative
About the Session:
Caring for someone with complex and chronic mental health problems, like psychosis, is a major risk factor for poor physical and mental health; this has repercussions for the cared-for person’s outcomes and the cost of health and social care utilization by both the caregiver and the service user. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-informed training for caregivers of those with psychosis is a relatively new concept, and there is limited evidence about any potential benefit this may have for caregivers and for service users. Findings will be presented from pre-training and post-training evaluation outcomes in introductory and intensive workshops.
Sophie Hwang Sophie Hwang is an early psychosis family worker at the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO). She provides support and services to individuals and family members who are impacted by schizophrenia. She also developed and delivers SSO’s Recovery in Action Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group for individuals living with psychosis. A registered social worker, Sophie has an MSW from York University and an MEd in counselling psychology and PhD in Education from the University of Toronto.