Optional Events

Psychotherapy for Substance Use: Brief Interventions

Presented by Dr. Wiplove Lamba

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST
Price: $225 + GST per person | $125 + GST for Students

Dr. Wiplove LambaJoin Dr. Wiplove Lamba for an in-depth exploration of evidence-based psychotherapies and behavioural tools that improve outcomes for patients with substance use disorder and behavioural addictions. The session will introduce you to key concepts in:

  • Motivational Interviewing;
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy;
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy;
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy;
  • Community Reinforcement Approach; and
  • Contingency Management.

You will also be introduced to new approaches for treating concurrent trauma and substance use. Participants will be invited to watch pre-recorded didactic presentations online before arriving in Victoria, so that the training session can focus on building competence and experiential exercises. Attendees will receive permission to use the documents provided in the workshop, and will gain access to a community of practice.

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Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine

Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST
Price: $175 + GST / $125 + GST for Students
Victoria Conference Centre

Presented by seven leading Canadian practitioners, the CSAM-SMCA Fundamentals of Addiction Course provides clinicians and students with a solid foundation for continued learning in addictions care and treatment. The course covers biopsychosocial approaches to addiction as well as assessment, diagnosis, brief intervention and referral to treatment. Hear relevant, practical 45-minute presentations on the most commonly used substances including alcohol, sedatives, cannabis, opioids and stimulants, and a short introduction to concurrent disorders. Lunch not included.


Homewood Ravensview Tour

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PST
Price: Complimentary

See the inner workings of a best-in-class inpatient mental health and addiction treatment facility, followed by a private dinner at a local restaurant and informational presentations from Homewood physicians and clinicians. Please note that this event may be recorded.

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This optional event is organized and presented by Homewood Ravensview for educational and informational purposes only. Its inclusion here does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by CSAM-SMCA. Your name and contact information will be shared with Ravensview as part of the registration process. This event is not CME-accredited.

For additional details about the Homewood Ravensview Tour, please contact:

Catriona Forbes
Director of Physician Relations