This concise and easy-to-read guide, written by professional counsellors, provides a basic understanding of addiction, its effects and treatment for people with substance use problems and their families.
Tim Godden, MSW, RSW, has been a therapist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) since 1999. He conducts individual and group treatment and psychoeducational interventions in four outpatient programs: Guided Self-Change, Structured Relapse Prevention, Evening Health, and Back on Track (a remedial program for impaired drivers). He also teaches motivational interviewing workshops for staff at CAMH. Before coming to CAMH, he worked as a community mental health counsellor.
Joanne Shenfeld received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1986. She has been with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for 20 years. Joanne has extensive clinical experience working in addictions with individuals, couples, families and groups. She has been involved in research and program development, as well as training and education through CAMH. Currently, Joanne is the Manager for the Family Service in the Addiction Program and Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service in the Child, Youth and Family Program. Recent projects include a treatment manual on family support and addiction, chapters on youth and family interventions and a study and treatment manual on brief couples therapy. Joanne is a Registered Social Worker with OCSWSSW; an Adjunct Lecturer Factor – Inwentash, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.