General Mental Health

PROGRAM GOALS

ECHO Ontario Mental Health aims to help healthcare providers build capacity in the treatment and management of mental health and addictions.

The project works to empower healthcare providers to use evidence-based best practices to reduce the need for specialist visits,
improving the quality of care for patients seeking treatment for mental health, addiction, and related disorders in Ontario’s primary care settings.

PROGRAM INFO

Location: Zoom Videoconferencing

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM EST

Length: 20 Sessions (Oct 2022 – Mar 2023)

When: Tuesday Afternoons (Weekly)

Target Audience: Healthcare Providers

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  1. Case Formulation
  2. Collaborating in Care
  3. ACES & Trauma Informed Care
  4. OCD
  5. Sleep
  6. Introduction to DBT
  7. Suicide Risk Assessment
  8. Depression
  9. Assessment & Management of PTSD
  10. Alcohol
  11. Benzodiazepines 
  12. Assessment & Management of Bipolar Disorder
  13. Anxiety Disorders & CBT Principles
  14. Personality Disorders: Cluster B
  15. Opioids
  16. Cannabis
  17. Gambling & Technology
  18. Assessment & Management of Psychosis
  19. Eating Disorders
  20. TBD: Flex Session

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Please use the button below to apply.  

If you have questions, click on the button below to contact us.

SESSION STRUCTURE

Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements – 15 minutes

Didactic Presentation – 30 minutes

Case Discussion – 60 minutes

Session Wrap-Up – 15 minutes

WHAT'S THE COMMITMENT?

Attend 60% of program sessions

Present an anonymized case

Participate in group discussions

Provide feedback through evaluation activities

WHO'S RUNNING THESE SESSIONS?

Our program sessions are run by an inter-professional Hub Team from multiple health organizations across Ontario. 

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These individuals make up our Hub Team:

  • Dr. Allison Crawford (Psychiatrist/Co-Lead)
  • Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam (Psychiatrist/Co-Lead)
  • Dr. Greg Lodenquai (Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist/Co-Lead)
  • Dr. Francesca Di Paola (Addictions Specialist)
  • Dr. Javed Alloo (Family Physician)
  • Dr. Monica Choi (Psychiatrist)
  • Anne Kirvan (Social Worker)
  • Reena Besa (Librarian)
  • Stephanie Wang (Service User Educator)