BU School of Health Studies a Sponsor of Co-occurring Disorders Institute

May 15, 2012

BRANDON, MB — The Co-occurring Disorders 2012 Summer Institute will be held June 18 to 22, 2012, in Winnipeg. The event is sponsored by the School of Health Studies’ Psychiatric Nursing Program of Brandon University, Manitoba Health, Manitoba Healthy Living, Youth & Seniors, the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Key topics will include Special Populations; Collaborative Partnerships, Co-Occurring Disorders Success Stories; and Trauma-Informed Care. Dr. Martin Brokenleg will speak on issues related to Aboriginal youth and youth-at-risk, Dr. John Briere will speak on Trauma.

Two full-day post-institute workshops will be offered. Dr. Sheri Fandrey from the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba will provide a workshop on “Street Drugs & Medication Interactions”. Cheryl Matthews and Christine Willette from Klinic Community Health Centre and the Manitoba Trauma Resource Centre will provide a workshop on “Becoming Trauma-Informed: Mind/Body Approaches to Creating Connection”.

Each workshop will be offered twice so that participants will have the opportunity to attend both of them.


For more information, please contact:


(204)-772-0377, ext. 221