HSABC Webinar: Understanding the Intersections: Mental Health, Substance Use and Hoarding

December 1, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Embark on a transformative workshop led by Dr. Christiana Bratiotis, a distinguished expert in social work. Dr. Bratiotis, the Faculty Chair of the MSW program at UBC, guides frontline workers through the intricate landscape where mental health, substance use, and hoarding intersect within homeless populations. Drawing from her extensive experience in global community interventions, she offers practical strategies and insights to empower frontline workers in diverse settings. Join us for an enlightening session that equips you with the tools needed to navigate the complexities of these challenges effectively.

BIO: Dr. Christiana Bratiotis, PhD, MSW,

Dr. Christiana Bratiotis, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, with a distinguished career focused on the intersection of mental health, substance use, and hoarding. As the Faculty Chair of the MSW program, Dr. Bratiotis is a leading global authority on community-based interventions for hoarding, having spearheaded multi-disciplinary task forces around the world. She is the author of two acclaimed books on hoarding and has developed innovative tools, including the HOMES Multi-disciplinary Hoarding Risk Assessment. With over 250 invited lectures globally, Dr. Bratiotis is dedicated to sharing her expertise and enhancing the capabilities of frontline workers dealing with these complex issues, particularly within homeless populations. Her work has been recognized through awards such as the Tenancy Assistance Program Individual Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Bratiotis's commitment to social justice and diversity is evident in her 23 years of experience working with communities and non-profit organizations.