Community and Rural North Psychiatry

Our Vision

To improve the mental health of adults and adolescents through education, research and treatment of addictions and mental disorders.

Community

Overview

The Community and Rural North Division provides training to all levels of students in the recognition, assessment and evidence-based treatment of addictions.  The division seeks to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of psychiatrists and other health disciplines about co-morbid addictions and mental and physical disorders.

  • Support career paths that integrate research, teaching and clinical service
  • Foster research linkages with other departments, faculties and institutions
  • Provide an open and supportive learning environment
Community

Education

The division objectives for trainees in psychiatry and other health disciplines are to:

  • Improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of psychiatrists and other health professionals about mental health disorders and other addictions
  • Foster recognition of the impact of co-morbid substance abuse on the treatment and evolution of other physical and psychiatric conditions
  • Foster advanced training and sub specialization of a greater number of psychiatrists and other health professionals, to develop clinical services, teaching and research in mental health
  • These goals cover the educational continuum (undergraduate and graduate education) as well as maintenance of competence
  • Division faculty are involved in the core curriculum as well as provision of elective rotations and fellowships to trainees from the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta and international fellows.
Clinical

Clinical Services

Community

Research

  • To test the effectiveness of innovative treatment approaches
  • To provide consultation and training in program evaluation for the community
  • To communicate research findings to the larger professional community
  • To provide graduate training

Key Contacts

Dr. Izu Nwachuckwu
MBBS, DCP, PgDip, MSc, CCST, MRC Psych (UK), FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Section Chief, Community and Rural North

Ph: (403) 944-2637
Fax: (403) 270-3451
E-mail: Izu.Nwachukwu@albertahealthservices.ca