Dr. Mee Lee featured speaker at Oct. 19 conference

When people experience mental and substance use disorders, healing is important not just for the client, but for everyone affected – particularly family and significant others, who often experience significant stress around the suffering of their family member.

On Oct. 19, Canvas Health will host a conference featuring Dr. David Mee Lee at the Shoreview Community Center. The conference will focus on the family, whatever configuration and whoever is significant for the identified client. Discussions will consider whether and how the frame of “client” should encompass all who are immediately affected by mental or substance use challenges.

*Pre-approved CEUs will be available from the Boards of Minnesota Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Professional Counseling and Social Work.*

Participants will gain abilities to:

  1. Identify attitudes and perspectives on the role families play in the development, expression and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
  2. Apply skills to assess, engage and include families and significant others in treatment and recovery services.
  3. Discuss treatment and systems changes that promote family involvement in assessment, treatment and ongoing support in mental and substance use.
  4. Strategize with clients and families about how to be helpful in making difficult decisions that affect the health of their well-being.
  5. Help families recognize their need to be included in healing.

Register for the conference here.