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Drug Treatment Court: The model and evolution of the Toronto DTC

October 5 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Robin Cuff: is a registered psychotherapist, with education and training that spans the fields of addictions/concurrent disorders, business/human resources, counselling, trauma, and spiritual care. She is a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute of Choice Theory and Lead Management. She is the manager of the Toronto Drug Treatment Court program, in addition to other portfolios in the Addictions Acute Care area at CAMH and has 24 years of leadership in addictions and related services both in the community and in hospital settings, primarily serving people who have been marginalized. She has participated in the development of best practices for women’s addiction treatment, withdrawal management and trauma-informed care. Her work in Drug Treatment Court has led to many opportunities for diverse training opportunities across Canada and in the Caribbean and Latin America, sharing insights and experiences on topics such as trauma, addiction, best practices, concurrent disorders, boundaries, case management, stigma and alternatives to incarceration with treatment providers, justice system members, health care providers and government leaders. Robin is passionate about supporting teams to develop trauma-informed team cultures and equipping them to provide quality, trauma-informed, client-centred and hope-based care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an overview understanding of the structure and process of DTC
  • Understand how and why the program has evolved
  • Learn about the re-defining of success and identification of success factors