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Addictions Psychiatry

An Addictions Psychiatry Rotation in Fraser Health will provide core training in the evaluation, treatment, and global management of substance-related disorders. In addition, trainees will be fully trained in techniques required in the treatment of patients with dual diagnosis, specifically those with substance-related disorders and comorbid psychiatric disorder. The goals of the program are to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to:

  • Understand the basic science and clinical science medical knowledge needed to care for patients with substance-related disorders.
  • Provide outstanding patient care to relieve the suffering of patients with substance-related disorders.
  • Effectively demonstrate interpersonal communication skills with patients, their families and others caring for the patient.
  • Understand and implement professional responsibilities to patients with substance-related disorders, their families, to colleagues, to the profession, the  department of psychiatry, to community and to society.
  • Assess practices and utilize advanced learning skills in order to stay current with evidence based approaches to patient care.
  • Utilize resources in the system effectively, and to be able to advocate for improvement in the system of care.
  • Lead in the development and dissemination of knowledge in the field of addiction psychiatry
This rotation will take place in a range of inpatient, outpatient and residential facilities in Fraser Health which specialize in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders.
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