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Morning Plenary

Sound bites from the sector: new tools, programs and services

Medically supervised injecting room update – Ross Broad – DHHS

Ross Broad presentation

New withdrawal guidelines; Addiction Medicine Unit; Practical advisory service – 
Victoria Manning, Jonathan Tyler & Dan Lubman – Turning Point


New withdrawal guidelines booklet


VicRoads Drink and Drug Driving Laws – Sharon Wishart  – VicRoads


Forensic AOD COATS assessment tool – screening and assessing AOD harm and risk of reoffending – 
Brett Anderson – ACSO



Clinical stream

Breakout 1

Community as method: principles and practice of therapeutic community treatment – Tim Flora – Odyssey House David Scott – Windana, Lucy Olatkiewicz, Jessie Cairncross


Breakout 2

The role of clinical neuropsychology in AOD settings – Dr James Gooden & Dr Vanessa Petersen – Turning Point


Systems stream

Breakout 3

Aboriginal metropolitan Ice partnership:  Linking mainstream services & collaborating with Aboriginal services to improve outcomes – Mal Reihana – VACCHO, Debbie Becker – Turning Point

No slides available.


Govt. / Policy stream

Breakout 4

Responding to EOIs: compelling submissions in tight timelines.  This session will provide you with tips and tricks for writing for a government audience – Paul Aiken – Uniting Regen, Ross Broad -DHHS & Nick van Duyn – DHHS, Cath Williams – ACSO




Afternoon Session

Clinical Stream

Breakout 5

Internal Family Systems (IFS): Using a new therapeutic modality in a community AOD service – Beth Locke & Dr Tamsin Short – Access Health & Community


Clinical stream

Breakout 6

Advances in CBT: Everything old is new again. Did you know CBT is not a therapy? It’s an umbrella term for a collection of solution oriented therapies that are focused on self reflection, problem solving and emotional regulation – Dr Nicole Lee – 360edge

No slides available.

Systems stream

Breakout 7

The power of data: planning for service provision in a dynamic environment – Phil Dalling – Star Health, Tanya Hendry – EACH, Louise Richardson – Odyssey House





Govt. / Policy stream

Breakout 8

Privacy and information sharing changes in the Family Violence/Child Protection context: new developments and meeting practical challenges – Stuart Cardell – DHHS


Breakout 9

Panel discussion – Clinical approaches compare and contrast. Different clinical approaches & lenses brought by different treatment modalities to AOD cases.  What do you look for; what do you see and how do you respond?

Clare Davies, Dr James Gooden, Dr Nicole Lee, Sarah Corcoran, Toby

No slides available.

Breakout 10

Bendigo Health and Western Health will present on a new specialist state-wide service to support targeted client referrals and effective treatment pathways – Wayne Daly, Lachie McGuckian Bendigo Health, Ian Denney – Western Health

No slides available.