Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Mental Health & Addictions Institute

Mental Health & Addictions Institute

Mental Health & Addictions Institute

Nov 17, 2014, 8:30am - Nov 21, 2014, 4:30pm
Westin Prince Hotel
900 York Mills Rd.
About this Event:

The Mental Health & Addictions Institute is five-day program designed for nurses and other health-care professionals who want to increase their knowledge and build skills and capacity when engaging with clients and families who experience mental health and addiction issues.

This course will provide an introduction to mental health and addiction assessment and evidence-based interventions. We explore key concepts such as social determinants of health, trauma and harm reduction to assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of how to work with clients across the lifespan.

Course Objectives

Participants will:

  • use the concepts of stigma and cultural competency to reflect on their current practice.
  • develop foundational knowledge and skills in the area of mental health and addictions.
  • demonstrate the application of best practices when assessing and intervening with clients with mental health and addiction issues.
  • learn how to apply motivational interviewing principles as a counselling.
  • demonstrate effective techniques to address mental health and addictions with your clients across the lifespan.
  • discuss the impact of social determinants of health on the lives of clients and families living with mental health and addiction issues.


This highly interactive program aims to build upon basic skills that participants have already acquired throughout their professional careers and roles. Throughout the course, there will be opportunities to learn and network with participants, expert faculty and people with lived experience. Learn more about our Mental Health and Addictions Initiative

Breakfast and lunch included.
Accommodations and dinner not included.

Questions? Contact us

Cost for Members: 
$1,853.20 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$2,316.50 CAD
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