Mental Health for All Conference: Therapeutic Interventions for Adults with Dual Diagnoses


Conference Description:

Mental Health for All: Therapeutic Interventions for Individuals with Dual Diagnoses (Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders) will alleviate the inequity that exists today for people with intellectual disabilities to access mental health services. This training opportunity for a broad spectrum of mental health providers will improve access for this population moving forward. Currently, mental health services are virtually inaccessible to people with a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental health problem.

We know that the lives of people can be improved with consistent mental health services and supports; this is also true for people that have an intellectual disability and mental health concern. This high quality training opportunity from practitioners who treat people with intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders will provide attendees with strategies and methods to enhance their current skills in an inspirational and interactive way.

You will learn:

  • Prevalence rates for mental health diagnoses in this population

  • Diagnostic overshadowing

  • Trauma rates and risk factors

  • Strategies to maximize this population’s ability to access therapy and self-reflect successfully

  • The therapeutic and psychological techniques and strategies that work with this population

  • Evidence-based method for group therapy (Healing Trauma is the first book published by the American Psychological Association focused on group therapy for people with intellectual disabilities)

Presented by: Daniel J. Tomasulo, Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP

Along with: Myrna Willick, Ph.D. and Bruce Gordon, Ph.D.

Sponsored by:

Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board, Community Living Association

Saskatoon Inc.

When: March 23, 2017 & March 24, 2017 - 9:00 A.M- 4:00 P.M.

Where: St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon, SK

For more information, and to purchase a ticket to this conference, visit the conference's Picatic page: https://www.picatic.com/event14861550477609