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The Cannabis Primer: What Mental Health and Education Professionals Need to Know

Presented by Zachary Walsh, Ph.D.

Friday, May 29, 2020  |  Calgary, ab



!  Additional Information:

Registration Code: WAL-YYC


Date & Location

Friday, May 29, 2020 – Friday, May 29, 2020

8:30am – 4:00pm

Royal Hotel Calgary, Trademark Collection by Wyndham (Formerly the Executive Royal Hotel)

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

 Full map & directions


Workshop Description

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE

Cannabis is already part of the lives of many Canadians, and all health professionals and educators work with people who use cannabis or are cannabis-curious.

Spend a day learning: What is THC? CBD ? Sativa? Indica? The many combinations? What’s recreational? What’s medical? Methods of delivery? When is it a problem? What’s for sale at the dispensary, the clinic or on the street? What are the questions to ask clients? What are the risks and benefits for anxiety, depression, trauma & psychosis?… and a lot more.

Understanding the new cannabis landscape will help you to successfully engage with clients and students; to know how to question and explore cannabis use. This workshop will help you into leading edge research and lots of information you never learned in school.

Zach Walsh is a Canadian psychologist and a leader in the field of cannabis and mental health.

Drawing from his own research, clinical experience and the latest empirical literature, he will discuss all you need to know about cannabis use in relation to mental health, cognition and well-being. You will learn about the risks and benefits for common mental health disorders, how cannabis use affects brain functioning as well as how to assess when cannabis use is a potential problem and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives

  • Cannabis science 101 – cannabis history, constituents, and products. Introduction to the endocannabinoid system
  • Morning Break
  • Medical cannabis in Canada –  the hows and whys of the medical program in Canada, overview of patients experiences, cannabis for pain
  • Lunch
  • Cannabis and mental health  – PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, psychosis and problematic use
  • Afternoon Break
  • Cannabis research – PTSD case study, whats ongoing & whats next
  • Mindful cannabis use & wrap up questions

Learning Objectives

  • Cannabis pharmacology – what do we know about THC, CBD and other active ingredients
  • The risks and benefits for anxiety, depression, trauma and psychosis
  • Cannabis and cognitive functioning from adolescence to old age
  • Cannabis, addiction and public health
  • How to assess when cannabis use is a problem
  • Guidelines for positive cannabis use.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.


This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations:  Show more
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
  • Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)

* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.


Your Presenter(s)

Zachary Walsh, Ph.D.

Zachary Walsh, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Psychology and Director of the Therapeutic, Recreational and Problematic Substance Use lab at UBC. Having completed a clinical internship and a research fellowship at the Brown University Centre for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Dr. Walsh is a registered clinical psychologist who has published and presented internationally on issues related to cannabis and mental health. His research has been supported by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Health Canada, BC Interior Health Authority, the Peter Wall Endowment, and the American Psychological Association. He is currently the Principal Investigator for several cannabis use studies, including a clinical trial of cannabis for PTSD.

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More information: blogs.ubc.ca/walshlab/



Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

 


Recommended Accommodation

Royal Hotel Calgary, Trademark Collection by Wyndham (Formerly the Executive Royal Hotel)

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

 Full map & directions


Our rates:

To make a reservation, please call 403.291.2003 or 1.877.769.2562 and refer to the Jack Hirose & Associates group rate.

The 2020 Rate is $114.00 and up plus tax on weekdays/ $99.00 and up plus tax on weekends.

*Please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

Please keep in mind when booking Jack Hirose and Associates corporate guest rooms, reservations booked for most hotels can be cancelled within 48 hours . If you are booking guest rooms through third party websites in many instances the reservations booked cannot not be cancelled.



When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrollment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224

All fees are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD)

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: May 15, 2020
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Friday, May 15, 2020.


Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.


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