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  1. Editor's Message: Schools

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    Mental health problems among elementary and high school students are much more common than many British Columbians believe, and use of alcohol and other drugs by teenagers has its own misconceptions. No classroom is immune to these issues or their interwe ...

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  2. Peer Support for Medical Professionals

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    Unrecognized or untreated substance use disorders and mental illness in physicians have the potential to cause serious patient harm. Because of this, medical professionals who are struggling with mental health or substance use issues should be of concern ...

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  3. Visions- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a type of talk therapy that helps you understand the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. It’s the leading type of therapy for many mental health and substance use issues, including depress ...

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  4. Editor's Message: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

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    When my anxiety disorder was finally diagnosed as an adult, I was on the list for 12 sessions of one-on-one CBT. I felt truly lucky when a spot opened up. ...

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  5. CBT in Practice

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) combines basic theories about how people learn (behaviourism) with theories about the way people think about and interpret events in their lives (cognition). CBT is now firmly established as the leading psychological tr ...

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  6. CBT

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    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a kind of talk therapy that is used to treat a range of different psychological problems (see sidebar). ...

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  7. It’s All About ‘Asking the Right Questions’

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    Asking the Right Questions 2 (ARQ2) is both a highly successful assessment tool and a one-day training session. The assessment tool provides clinicians with a helpful guide for beginning discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s for use ...

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  8. Drinking Guidelines: Supporting health and life

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and BC Centre for Excellence for Women's Health Coast to coast to coast, Canada now has one set of recommendations to help people make decisions about alcohol. ...

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  9. Self-Management and Addictions

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    Lisa Dive, PhD (candidate) Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 12-13 An increasing body of literature supports treating addiction as a chronic relapsing disease, a move which is paralleled by similar shif ...

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  10. Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol Problems

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    Brief Interventions Julian M. Somers MSc, PhD, RPsych Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 29-30 Problems involving alcohol are common, and take on a variety of forms. Numerous interventions for alcohol pr ...

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