This workshop is on-demand, content will be available immediately after purchase.
Footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until November 4, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Registration will close on October 28, 2024.
The Science Behind Cannabis Usage (3 hours)
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.
Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Primer: Risks, Benefits and Misconceptions ( 3 hours)
Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has been described as the most important new development in mental health treatment in the last 50 years. The past decade has witnessed and incredible resurgence in interest in the potential of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to address diverse mental health concerns and several psychedelic medicines are nearing approval as prescription medications. This workshop will get you up to date on this emerging therapy.
Spend a day learning: What is the history of these ancient medicines and how have they been used by the Indigenous peoples of the Americas? What are the similarities and differences among psilocybin, magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, DMT, LSD, MDMA, ecstasy, and ketamine? What does psychedelic psychotherapy look like? What is the legal status of these medicines? When and how can health care professionals get involved in using these medicines for addressing mental health and what might change over the next decade? What does the research tell us about clinical efficacy? What is microdosing? What are the risks and benefits for anxiety, depression, trauma & addiction?… and a lot more.
Understanding the new psychedelic landscape will help you to successfully engage with clients and students; to know how to explore psychedelic use and interest. This workshop will help you into leading edge research and lots of information you never learned in school.