F/ACT – FEST 2022 – National ACT and FACT conference and the OAAF, BC ACTT Advanced Practice Partnership

F/ACT – FEST 2022

Starting Friday Sept 16, 2022 at 11:00 am, ending Sunday Sept 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM

In person national ACT and FACT conference at Camp Tamarack in Muskoka, Ontario.

For directions and site information: https://camptamarack.info/

Weekend Highlights

Beautiful natural setting on a private lake.

3 days of plenary speakers on key topics.

Friday night: Open Mike Night – Bring your instrument and musical talent.

Saturday night: Open Talent Show – skits, songs, comedy, Shakespeare, all manner of entertainment welcome. Followed by high speed dancing with imported New York DJ.

Open waterfront: swimming, canoes and kayaks. Always swim with a buddy!

Plenary Program @ a glance

Friday

10:00 – 11:15 AM    Arrival at Camp & Registration

11:15 – 11:30         Welcome & Land Acknowledgement

John Maher, President OAAF

Daniel Vigo, Medical Lead, BC Assertive Community Treatment Advanced Practice Initiative

11:30-12:00 PM       Involuntary treatment in the Context of Complex Concurrent Disorders

Daniel Vigo, MD, Lic. Psych, DrPH

12:00 – 12:30 PM     Understanding and Partnering with Supervised Consumption Sites

Kyle Jespersen

12:30 – 1:30 PM       Lunch

Housekeeping Information

1:30 – 3:30 PM         Alcohol and other Drug Use Treatment Considerations for Individuals with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Ric Kruszynski MSSA (’93), LISW-S, LICDC-CS,

3:30 – 3:45           Stretch Break

3:45 – 4:45 PM         Getting Unstuck: Do-It-Yourself Guide to Clinical Case Reviews

Ric Kruszynski MSSA (’93), LISW-S, LICDC-CS,

4:45 – 5:30 PM         Addictions Panel Discussion

Kyle Jespersen, Ric Kruszynski, Daniel Vigo, ACT Clinician, Indigenous Teacher

5:30 – 6:30 PM      Supper

Door Prizes Draw

8:00 – 11:00 PM      Evening Entertainment Program

Saturday

8:00 – 9:00 AM        Breakfast & Curbside Consultations

Experienced ACT Leaders ready to answer your questions.

9:00 – 10:00 AM       Be Good on Purpose: Bringing Our Best to What Works in Treatment

Ric Kruszynski MSSA (’93), LISW-S, LICDC-CS,

10:00 – 11:00 AM     COVID and F/ACT

Samual Law MDCM, MPH, Michaela Beder MD; Saadia Sediqzadah MD,

11:00 – 11:15        Stretch Break

11:15 – 12:00 PM     Post-COVID: A Hybrid Work Model?

12:00 – 1:00 PM       Lunch

Social & Rec Lightening Rounds

1:00 – 1:45 PM         Cardiovascular Disease Risk in ACTT Patients

Gaurav Mehta MBBS DCP DLM  MSc(Psych) MSc(Diabetes) FAcadMEd FRCPC FAPA CISAM CCSAM DAM CBE CAACP CHE FASAM  DRCPSC

1:45 – 2:30 PM         Forensic Issues in F/ACT

Presented by British Columbia Psychiatrists (Daniel Vigo et al.)

2:30 – 3:15 PM         MAID for Mental Illness

John Maher MD FRCPC

3:15 – 3:30                 Stretch Break

3:30 – 5:30 PM         Flexible ACT in Europe: State of the Art, Innovations and Challenges

Dr. Hans Kroon

5:30 – 6:30 PM      Supper

BC Awards Presentations

OAAF Awards Presentations

8:00 – 11:00 PM      Evening Entertainment Program

Sunday

8:00 – 9:00 AM        Breakfast & Curbside Consultations

Experienced ACT Leaders ready to answer your questions.

9:00 – 10:00 AM       ACT & Community Safety

Helle Thorning PhD MS MCSW-R, Luis Lopez MA MS,

10:00 – 11:00 AM     Who is The Boss? – The Art of Supervision

Part 1: Looking at Individual Team Roles

Helle Thorning PhD MS MCSW-R, Luis Lopez MA MS

11:00 – 12:00 PM     Who is The Boss? – The Art of Supervision

Part 2: Looking at Team Dynamics

Helle Thorning PhD MS MCSW-R, Luis Lopez MA MS

12:00 – 1:00 PM       Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 PM         Enjoy an afternoon at the beach!

3:00 PM                 Bon Voyage!

Full Plenary Program document is here: 

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Registration and conference details here:

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Virtual Training 2022

  1. Discipline Specific Meetings

Three 2 hour meetings annually for each discipline.

Timeslots: Wednesdays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 1:00PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for all staff

There is one zoom link for all sessions.

 

  1.     Case Workers:              Jan 26 11-1; May 25 11-1; Sept 28 11-1
  2.     TL/Managers:                Jan 26 1-3; May 25 1-3; Sept 28 1-3
  3.      Nurses:                         Feb 2 11-1; June 1 11-1; Oct 5 11-1
  4.     OTs:                              Feb 2 1-3; June 1 1-3; Oct 5 1-3
  5.     Peer Specialists:          Feb 9 11-1; June 8 11-1; Oct 12 11-1
  6.     Psychiatrists:                Feb 9 1-3;  June 8 1-3; Oct 12 1-3
  7.     Social Workers: Feb 16 11-1; June15 11-1; Oct 19 11-1
  8.     Voc/Rec Specialists: Feb 16 1-3; June 15 1-3; Oct 19 1-3
  9.     Addictions Spec.:         Feb 23 11-1; June 22 11-1; Oct 26 11-1
  10.    Admin Assistants:         Feb 23 1-3; June 22 1-3; Oct 26 1-3

 Register by Jan 21, 2022 for all three Discipline meetings.

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2. Responsible Advocacy Across Community Agencies

Target audience: All F/ACT staff.

Course Director: Brendan Munden & Angela Kayira

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Date: March 2, 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: Feb 15, 2022

  

3. Early Signs/Symptoms of Common Medical Issues Experienced by ACT Clients

Target audience: All F/ACT staff.

Course Director: Dr. Steven Yau

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Date: March 9, 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian f/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: Feb 15, 2022

 

4. Introduction to CBT for all Staff

Target audience: All F/ACT staff.

Course Director: Dr. Heather Fulton

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Date: March 16, 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: Feb 15, 2022

 

5. CBT for Psychosis Informed Workshop

Target audience: All F/ACT staff doing CBT for psychosis (individual or group)

Course Director: Nicola Wright PhD CPsych

Five 3 hour sessions via Zoom.

Dates:  March 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20 2022

Wednesdays 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: Feb 15, 2022

 

6. ACT Clients Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Target audience: All F/ACT Staff

Course Director: Dr. John Maher

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Date: April 27, 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: March 15, 2022

 

 7. Introduction to Cognitive Remediation

Target audience: All F/ACT staff

Course Directors: Dr. Mahesh Menon

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Dates: May 4, 2022

Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: April 15, 2022

 

8. Addictions Care and Treatment for Complex Concurrent Disorders
Target audience: All F/ACT staff
Course Directors: Dr. Adam Chodkiewicz
One 3 hour session via Zoom.
Date: May 11 2022

Wednesdays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: April 15, 2022

 

9. Addictions Updates for Psychiatrists & Addiction Specialists

Target audience: Psychiatrists & Addiction Specialists

Course Directors: Dr. Pouya Azar and Dr. Adam Chodkiewicz

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Date: May 18 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: April 15, 2022

 

10. F/ACT- FEST 2022

In person OAAF conference at Camp Tamarack in Muskoka, Ontario.

Accommodation in shared cabins or personal tents.

3 days of plenary speakers on key topics.

Live music, campfires, open waterfront with canoes & kayaks.

Registration and cost details to be announced separately.

Hold the dates: Fri, Sat, Sun  Sept 16,17,18 2022

11. Introduction to Essential F/ACT Principles and Practices

Target audience: New ACT and FACT staff working on a team for less than 2 years. (More experienced staff wanting a refresher course in basic ACT & FACT best practices are also most welcome.)

Course Directors: John Maher, Lisa Appleby

Four 2 hour sessions via Zoom.

Dates: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23   2022

Wednesdays 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams.

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: Oct 15, 2022

 

12. Motivational Interviewing and Supportive Counselling
Target audience: All F/ACT Staff
Course Directors: Dr. Heather Fulton & Dr. Mahesh Menon

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Date: Nov 30, 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams.

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: April 15, 2022

 

13. Supporting Clients Living with Acquired Brain Injury or Developmental Delay on ACT
Target audience: All F/ACT Staff

Course Directors: TBA

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Date: Dec 7, 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: Nov 15, 2022

 

14. Strengthening Indigenous Culture and Safety
Target audience: All F/ACT Staff

Course Directors: VCH Aboriginal Health Team

One 2 hour session via Zoom.

Date: Dec 14, 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free for staff on Canadian F/ACT Teams

($100 per person for all others)

Deadline for registration: Nov 15, 2022

Registration form here:

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