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Managing Difficult Emotions in Substance Use Recovery
This webinar will apply an integrative psychotherapeutic model of intersecting oppression, situatedness and trauma informed care as it relates to supporting clients to actively manage and process some of the difficult emotions connecting to their substance misuse triggers. We will create knowledge around a process and strategies for engaging with difficult emotional triggers, cues, and experiences that may be connected to substance misuse to help clients better manage urges to use which derail the recovery process.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $40.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

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Jun 23, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sly Sarkisova
Sly Sarkisova is a Toronto based queer and non binary trans-identified psychotherapist who has been a leader innovating the field of mental health, addictions and trauma counselling for the past 20 + years in occupied Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish territories (Downtown Eastside,Vancouver) and Mississauga, Anishinaabe (Regent Park, Toronto). In his private practice Sly provides Consultation, Clinical Supervision, and training around trauma-informed integrative psychotherapy, and mental health practices to organizations and individuals. Communities needing support related to identity, poly, kink, sex work, addictions, mental health, and trauma related concerns see him for psychotherapy.