Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service Conference II: Exploring risk & recovery in dual diagnosis

CAMH's Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service is pleased to once again present a conference to promote knowledge sharing between the developmental and mental health sectors in support of adults with developmental disabilities that have come into contact with the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems.

Date: September 18 & 19 2019
Location: Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1R1
Registration fee: Early Bird $275 until July 15, 2019. Regular pricing $300 until September 17, 2019.

Register for this conference.

Breakfast, lunch & refreshments provided. Sponsors and Caversham Books on site.

*BACB CEUs available where applicable

Speakers & Events

  • Dr. Anthony Biglan (Oregon Research Institute)
    Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Comprehensive Community Interventions to Improve Health
  • Dr. Jessica Jones (Queen’s University)
    Offenders with Dual Diagnosis: Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders and Psychiatric Disorder
  • Dr John L Taylor (Northumbria University)
    Risk Assessment & Anger Treatment of Forensic Patients with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Drs. Yona Lunsky, Flora Matheson, Fiona Kouyoumdjian, Elizabeth Lin, & Anna Durbin 
    Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Correctional and Forensic Settings in Ontario
  • Michelle Goldstein, Janice Hurlbut, Radek Budin & Louis Busch (CAMH, Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service)
    Exploring Risk and Recovery in Dual Diagnosis: Lessons Learned During the First Two Years of the Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service
  • Lisa Orsi (CAMH, Forensic Assessment and Consultation Service)
    The Power of Positive Reinforcement in Forensic Rehabilitation
  • Elizabeth Holmes (CAMH), Heather Hermans, Katie Miller (Vita Community Living)
    Individuals with DD who sexually offend
  • Dr. Carmen Hall (Fanshawe College)
    Skills4Life: An ABA Day Program for Adults with Dual Diagnosis
  • Scott Skinner & Aamir Khan (Community Networks of Specialized Care, SPC)
    A Framework for Understanding Individuals with Dual Diagnosis in Conflict with the Law
  • Melissa Ridding & Kate Moore (COTA)
    Dual Diagnosis in the Toronto South Detention Centre
  • Mhairi Kay & Rachel Martini (CAMH)
    Forensic Dual Diagnosis Clients: The Inpatient Perspective
  • CAMH Legal Services & Bioethics
    Panel: Ethics, Justice & Intellectual Disability


Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event only. No refunds after September 9th 2019

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