Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
0900 PT | 1000 MT | 1100 CT/SK | 1200 ET | 1300 AT
120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• Participants will understand issues in the identification of cannabis use disorder.
• Participants will appreciate the importance of co-occurring conditions for understanding the clinical presentation and differentiation of cannabis use disorder.
• Participants will understand potential harms associated with cannabis use.
• Participants will understand how intersecting aspects of identity might moderate the impact and presentation of problematic cannabis use.
• Participants will be introduced to approaches for reducing or preventing cannabis related harms.
Current studies put Canadians at the top of the list for the highest cannabis use world-wide. Does it follow that Canadians also have the highest rate of problematic use of cannabis? Can “problem use” be considered Cannabis Use Disorder? This webinar presentation by Dr.Zachary Walsh will explore this issue and also how co-occurring conditions can impact cannabis use. Despite widely positive reports of medicinal uses of cannabis, potential harms can still be associated with its use and will be identified. Finally, Dr. Walsh will discuss how intersecting aspects of identity can impact use of cannabis and also how to approach reducing or preventing cannabis related harms.
Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses,Therapists
• Social Workers & Allied Professional Staff in Mental Health and Addictions Settings settings
• Primary Care Nurses and Physicians; MH Staff in Community Settings
• Intake & Frontline Staff; Mental Health Managers and Educators
• Mental Health Nurses and Staff in Adolescent, Correctional & Forensic Settings
• Nurses and Health Care Personnel who have Patients/Clients with Problematic Use of Cannabis.
Dr. Zachary Walsh, PhD, R. Psych
is a clinical psychologist, a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and a Research Affiliate with the BC Centre on Substance Use. Zach is the director of the Therapeutic, Recreational, and Problematic Substance Use lab at UBC and the Head Supervisor for the UBC Problematic Substance Use Clinic. He has published and presented widely on topics related to cannabis, mental health and psychotherapy. He has been lead investigator for several ongoing studies of the therapeutic use of cannabis including a clinical trial of cannabis for PTSD, and ongoing studies of the impacts of cannabis legalization of cannabis and of cannabis use among Canadian First Nations. Zach has provided invited consultations on medical cannabis use to the Canadian House of Commons and Senate, the Uruguayan Ministry of Health and other international organizations.