Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

Future Courses | Introduction to Co-Existing Problems


Course Type: Intermediate | Course Level: Six | Catering: Refreshments provided

This three-hour workshop provides an overview and update of current approaches to working clinically with Co-existing Problems (CEP) based on Te Ariari O Te Oranga (Assessment and Management of People with Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Use Problems) published by the Ministry of Health in 2010. It is highly clinically focused and participants will leave with some useful clinical tools, access to further CEP resources and the ability to plan their own professional development in the area of CEP.

• CEP developments in New Zealand in general and the CDHB in particular
• Learning processes and developing CEP skills
• Working within a context of person-centered, wellbeing focused, integrated care; values, strengths and the personal vision of recovery and wellbeing.
• The seven key principles of working with people with CEP
• Further professional development for participants in the area of CEP

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Understand the nature, extent and impact of CEP on people they work with clinically
• Use clinical frameworks to manage the complexity of CEP
• Place assessment and management of health problems in the context of the whole person
• Apply some brief clinical interventions

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Māori
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination

Terms and Conditions