Innovations in Mental Health: Cannabis Insights and Culturally Competent Therapies
  6 Hours, 0 Minutes   

Thursday, August 8th, 2024
Class 1: 10:00 AM EDT
Class 2: 1:45 PM EDT
   Amar Ghelani MSW RSW PhD Candidate
   Joan deSouza, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
6 CEs
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Webinar Description

Full Day Webinar

August 8th, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:45 PM EST

The cost of one day is $99.99, an individual class is $59.99

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Class 1

Cannabis and Mental Health

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

This presentation will help participants understand how cannabis affects mental health and why people with mental health difficulties use this drug. We will explore options for supporting cannabis users in social service settings.

Cannabis is more available across North America than ever before and there are many misconceptions about the effects of this drug on mental health. Participants will receive an overview of the research examining the relation between cannabis and stress, trauma, common health difficulties, and a variety of mental health concerns.

This overview will lead into material on clinical assessment, education, treatment, and harm reduction strategies with cannabis consumers. Material will cover topics including the effects of cannabis use on stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, pain, anger, psychosis, and more. There will be implications for engagement, education, applying evidence-informed therapies for cannabis use disorder, and relapse prevention.

3 Hours

About The Presenter:

Amar Ghelani is a registered social worker, PhD Candidate, and instructor with the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty of Social Work in Toronto, Ontario. He has over 15 years of social work practice experience in addiction rehabilitation, shelters, prisons, schools, outpatient mental health, and healthcare settings. His research focuses on the relation between cannabis, psychosis, and social relationships.

Class 2

Culturally Competent Approaches: Mindfulness & CBT with Immigrant Populations

1:45 PM - 4:45 PM EST

This new training introduces attendees to a unique program that uses evidence based mental health approaches for working with immigrants who experienced trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Due to the challenges families face when trying to access mental health care during the pandemic and because of language/cultural barriers, this 10 week program was developed to meet their needs.  Participants learn Psychological First Aid Approach used in crisis situations as well as the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Model and its uses in understanding this populations responses to trauma, (thoughts, feelings & Behavior after trauma).  Learn healthy responses and strategies such as progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, mindfulness, gratitude and behavioral activation.

3 Hours

About The Presenter:

Dr. Joan deSouza has been a practicing psychologist for 25 years. She has worked for the State of Michigan, Forensic Center, Dearborn Schools, and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan and Siena Heights University. Dr. deSouza has been a guest Lecturer at Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community Colleges. Dr. deSouza has published several articles in peer reviewed journals and has received awards from the University of Michigan for teaching and research awards for excellence in education.


This One Day Seminar includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 CEs. You may attend an individual class for $59.99.

Webinars included in this package:

Cannabis and Mental Health

Culturally Competent Approaches: Mindfulness & CBT with Immigrant Populations

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