Supporting Clients Who Drink Beyond the Recommended Limits
Level One Core QoC Workshop
Part One: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST
Part Two: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST
Hosted via Zoom. Participants will be able to attend online or call in over the phone.
This two-part interactive and engaging workshop will enhance the skills of participants to better support clients/patients who drink beyond Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health and/or experience alcohol dependency. This course will provide practical, applicable tools for helping professionals to employ in their work.
- To become familiar with Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health and its functions.
- To identify the helpers and clients who may benefit from use of the guidance.
- To learn about the development of alcohol-use issues including signs, screens, and engagement.
- To learn about the rights of people with alcohol-use issues in Ontario.
- To develop an understanding of stigma, prejudice, and discrimination in relation to people with alcohol-use issues.
- To learn to recognize countertransference, establish boundaries, and manage burn-out in relation to helping people with alcohol-use issues.
- To understand harm reduction theory and various practices with respect to alcohol use.
- To explore use of empathy and compassion to employ various interventions.
- To learn about local resources, telehealth treatment options, online resources, and other COVID-related solutions for helping people with alcohol-use issues.
- Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $69.00*
- Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $89.00*
- Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $109.00*
*Plus Eventbrite’s fee.
Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.
How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop has been capped at 35 participants.
What is a level one core QoC workshop?
This refers to a workshop that is a part of QoC’s core curriculum and is offered at a more basic, 101 level, though it can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their experience.
Will I receive a certificate for attending?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the workshop and filling out a post-course evaluation.
Will these sessions be recorded?
No, these sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants, but any relevant slides and handouts will be sent to attendees.
What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. If we must cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.
The cost of this workshop has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Additionally, local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.
- 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Wednesday, March 15, 2023
- 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Karyn DowdallRegistered Psychotherapist
Karyn Dowdall has worked in the fields of Mental Health and Addictions in the roles of Volunteer, Yoga Teacher, Recovery Coach, Addictions Counsellor, Woman’s Resources Worker, Group Workshop Designer/Facilitator, and Registered Psychotherapist.
Currently, Karyn offers psychotherapy services through her independent practice online and in person in Lindsay, Ontario, as well as with North Durham Professional Counsellors of Port Perry. She is also a therapist for the Victim’s Quick Response Program (VQRP) at Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services.
Specializing in substance use and concurrent disorders, Karyn uses mindfulness-based approaches and other evidence-based interventions to support her clients. Most recently, Karyn has enhanced her mindfulness training through a course of study in Interpersonal Neurobiology by Dr. Dan Seigel.
Karyn offers a person-centred approach to relationships within a biopsychosocial model of treatment. Her aim is to build a comprehensive, holistic, and compassionate understanding of mental health and wellness with her clients and her community. Further details are available on her website, www.karyndowdall.com.