Professional Training

Edgewood provides seminars, courses and other practical forms of educational experiences to those advanced in the field of addiction, as well as those beginning their own professional journey. This is a part of our commitment to education and excellence in addiction and mental health treatment.

5 Day Physician Training Program

Our 5 day physician training program is an accredited group learning activity that meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for 27 MAINPRO M1 credits. Please check our calendar or contact us by phone for upcoming dates.

…The course at EDGEWOOD was moving and deeply instructive…What a fine group of people. I greatly appreciated the medical lectures and the excellent handouts. I [realize] that I have missed a lot in my practice and could have helped a great deal more. I feel very much strengthened, inspired and renewed from the grand course at EDGEWOOD. Thank you all.

– Dr. Christopher Morrant
M.B., B.S., D(Obst.), R.C.O.G., D.P.M., F.R.C.P. (C)

3.5 Day Health Care Professional Training Program

Similar to our 5-Day Physician Training Program, the Health Care Professionals Training Program covers a wide range of subjects relating to addiction and treatment. Program participants will observe group therapy, family conferences and specific focus groups in order to develop a deeper understanding of treatment issues for patients with addiction. The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation has approved this group learning program for 24 core CEU’s. Please check our calendar or contact us by phone for upcoming dates.


Edgewood supports the academic training of health care professionals by offering opportunities for practicum experience. Please contact us by phone to inquire about practicum opportunities.

Diagnosing and Treating Addictions: An Integrated Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Concurrent Disorders

Dr. Mel Vincent BookWritten by our very own leading psychiatrist, Dr. Merville Vincent has over twenty years’ experience treating addiction and concurrent mental health disorders. In his book that can be purchased on or on-site at our facility, Dr. Vincent takes you through the process of screening and diagnosing a patient with a substance use disorder all the way to the treatment phase. He explains different treatment options and therapies. Dr. Vincent’s expertise lies in concurrent mental health disorders and he explains how some of the most common disorders interact with addiction. Using case studies, Diagnosing and Treating Addictions has everything healthcare professionals need to know to help those with addictions.

This book helps families, doctors, and counsellors understand substance abuse disorder and how to treat it.

Topics covered in the book:

  • What causes addiction?
  • Pharmacology
  • Screening methods for clinicians
  • Behavioural addictions
  • Withdrawal and detoxification
  • An extensive section on concurrent disorders such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Treatment options and outcomes
  • Prescription opiate addiction, medical marijuana, and occupational addiction