Mental Health and I/DD- The Other Dual Diagnosis

Supporting people with a dual diagnosis of MH/IDD

Dual diagnosis is a term applied to the co-existence of the symptoms of both intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health problems. People with I/DD experience the same types of psychiatric disorders as people who do not have an intellectual/ developmental disability. The appearance of the symptoms may be altered, expressive communication may be in varied forms and techniques and strategies will need to be adapted to better support processing of information. This seminar is designed to increase the social worker’s knowledge and understanding about clients with co-occurring diagnoses of mental illness and intellectual/developmental disability. Barriers to effective treatment will be explored. Attendees will identify clinical issues and explore effective social work interventions to address them. This seminar will also provide social work clinicians with some concrete ideas on how to adapt and supplement known therapeutic techniques. This can mean the difference between helping your client to merely survive and helping them to lead a productive, meaningful, satisfying, and joyful life. 7 CE contact hours

Consuelo Senior, LMSW

Target Audience
Human Service Professionals

Social Work CE Information
This is a one-day course and attendees will earn 7 CE contact hours.

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0171.

The New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work requires all registrants attend the entire training to receive the Social Work CE hours.

Cancellation Policy
If a cancellation is received two weeks (14 days) prior to a scheduled training, a refund will be provided. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days will not be refunded but can receive full credit toward a future training. A full refund or credit is given to participants with medical or personal emergencies with documentation.

No-Show Policy
Given the high demand for our trainings, no credit will be provided if the cancellation is not received prior to the training.

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YAI’s Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training.

Carleton Therapy Dogs – Dozer @ Library

I love my job as a therapy dog at Carleton University; meeting all the amazing students who visit me for a pet or a cuddle. I’m an expert stress reliever, and I should prepare you that nothing dissolves stress like my snorts and other unique sounds. Come spend some time with me to help melt your stress away.

LDAO-C Fall Parenting Workshops with Dr. Maggie Mamen

Saturday, December 1, 2018

9:00 am to 12:00 pm


This workshop focuses on issues related to anxiety, depression and behavioural problems that so frequently co-exist with learning problems. Understanding the relationship between learning difficulties and resulting emotional struggles is usually helpful for parents who often feel overwhelmed when trying to manage the fallout that can affect the whole family. Various coping strategies for both children and parents will be discussed.

A Safe Space - Mental Health Community Forum

A Safe Place is a gathering of women and girls affected by anxiety or depression, and women who are interested in supporting them by learning more about these mental health conditions. Through a series of activities and discussions, women will be free to talk about their illness and how it affects them and their families, how they are coping with their condition, and what they need to be supported.

Recognizing the importance of the mind, body and soul connection, activities will include times of quiet, pampering and faith-based discussion from a Christian perspective. No one of any faith will feel uncomfortable and are welcome to express their faith as they see it. 

To support a woman’s ability to participate, child care will be provided for children between the ages of 2 and 8.

Light lunch & refreshments will be provided.