Empowering Mental Health Professionals to Address Addiction in Family Therapy

Workshop Description

During the pandemic, front line providers reported an increase in addiction-related behaviours within families. This has led to an increase in the demands for mental health support. 

This workshop provides an invaluable opportunity to deepen your understanding of addiction and improve your skills in working with families. The facilitator brings a wealth of experience and expertise in addiction treatment, with a holistic approach that addresses the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of addiction. 

Through mini breakout exercises and group discussions, you'll practice skills related to addiction in family therapy and engage with peers who may be facing similar challenges. You'll learn how to identify and address codependency in family dynamics, recognize the signs of different types of addiction, and gain practical tools and case studies that you can use in your work with clients. 

You'll learn from a skilled and knowledgeable facilitator who is trained in evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed care. Plus, you'll be part of a supportive community of mental health professionals who share your passion for helping families affected by addiction. 

Shawn Profile

Shawn Rumble is a seasoned Addiction Specialist & Psychotherapist in Private Practice. He helps individuals, friends, and families challenged with addiction related concerns reclaim their lives, pursue their dreams, restore relationships, and break free from problematic behaviours. 

Shawn understands that addiction is a complex disease that affects not only the individual struggling with addiction, but also their loved ones. He believes in a holistic approach to treatment, which includes addressing not only the physical aspects of addiction, but also the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects. He is trained in a variety of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed care. 

In addition to his clinical work, Shawn is also committed to advancing the field of addiction treatment and staying current with the latest research and evidence-based practices. He frequently presents at conferences and workshops, and he has been recognized for his notable contributions as a recipient of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation’s Jeff Wilbee Award. 

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Program Information


  • OAMHP Members: $70 + HST
  • Non-members: $90 + HST

CECs: 3

Date: May 26, 2023, at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EST)

Location: Online via Zoom

Number of participants: 50


Registration open until Wednesday May 24th, 2023

Non OAMHP Members

OAMHP Members can register through the Member's Portal