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Centre for Addition and Mental Health, Education & Training

The recent merger of the Addiction Research Foundation with the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Queen Street Mental Health Centre and the Donwood Institute is adding new education and training opportunities. The Centre offers courses, workshops and other learning opportunities for people working in addictions, mental health and related fields. The Centre's calendar outlines a blend of addictions and mental health courses. The courses incorporate research-based knowledge and present

up-to-date professional practices and skills. Faculty include clinicians, scientists, and other experts from Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as specialists and practitioners from the

addictions and mental health fields.

Training and Education endeavours to make training accessible throughout Ontario. Courses are offered in the following formats:

Classroom Courses - are held in Toronto and at locations throughout the province.

Self-Study Courses - allow participants to study when and where they choose. These study programs consist of workbooks with educational activities and exercises, audiotapes and/or videotapes with help available from a telephone tutor.

Teleconferences - are a series of three two-hour presentations. Offered at more than 60 sites across the province, teleconferences provide very convenient access. Each teleconference is scheduled on three consecutive Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Participants receive a kit with relevant readings, handouts, and useful bibliographies.

Held in Toronto, the Summer Institute - is a concentrated, two week training program, consisting of courses on a variety of addictions subjects.

An application form is can be obtained by calling 416-595-6020. Calendars are also available from Training and Education and from local Community Programs Offices.