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February 2022

The brain workshop

17 February @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map
$325

Understand the inner workings of the brain on drugs and how to work effectively with cognitive impairment Alcohol and other drugs can affect the brain in both consistent and idiosyncratic ways. In this workshop, learn about the parts of the brain that can be affected by drug use and the impact on functioning. You will gain a thorough understanding of how the brain works, the functional impact of drugs, and the effect on treatment. Up to 70% of people in…

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Understanding CBT for Alcohol and Other Drug Workers

24 February @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

This workshop offers a practical introduction to core practice skills in alcohol and other drug treatment. You will improve your understanding of CBT theory and practice and learn a comprehensive CBT framework that will deepen your understanding and enable you to tailor strategies and treatment for different client presentations. Learning outcomes: Gain key foundational knowledge and core clinical skills in behavioural and cognitive therapies Understand CBT assessment, formulation and treatment planning Apply knowledge and practice of key alcohol and other…

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March 2022

The How and Why of Motivational Interviewing

10 March @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Understand what really makes motivational interviewing tick Gain core motivational interviewing skills and a deep understanding of the spirit and philosophy of motivational interviewing in this interactive online workshop so you can adapt it to any client or situation. Motivational interviewing is an essential skill for alcohol and other drug workers that has a powerful impact on change. We use demonstrations, clinical anecdotes and practice so you walk away with real skills you can apply immediately. Learning outcomes: Find out…

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Working with Families In Alcohol and Other Drug Settings

17 March @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Gain advanced clinical practice skills in working with families  Work more effectively with families and carers of people who use alcohol and other drugs, whether the person using drugs is in treatment or not. This workshop focuses on the impact of alcohol and other drugs on families and models of responding using principles of Jim Orford’s stress-strain-information-coping-support model. You will find out how to blend strategies from family therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy into effective treatment when working…

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Trauma Informed Care

24 March @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Respond sensitively and effectively to people who have experienced trauma  A large proportion of people in alcohol and other drug treatment have experienced trauma as a child or adult. In this interactive online workshop, learn how to deliver alcohol and other drug treatment in a trauma informed way to improve outcomes. You will also learn about strategies to make sure your whole service is trauma informed, so it effectively supports your individual client work. Learning outcomes: Understand trauma and its…

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April 2022

Integrating Motivational Interviewing and CBT

28 April @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Effectively blend motivational interviewing and CBT to achieve better client outcomes Boost your effectiveness with clients by seamlessly integrating these two key approaches in alcohol and other drug treatment. Through this interactive one-day workshop, you learn where these two core approaches overlap and where they are unique and how to move seamlessly between them. Learning outcomes: Understand motivation and why people change, and the impacts on treatment outcomes Describe how motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy can work in unison…

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May 2022

Responding to Trauma in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment

19 May @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Deepen your understanding of trauma and gain real skills in managing trauma-related symptoms in alcohol and other drug practice settings Building on our trauma-informed training, this workshop will give you a step up in responding to trauma. You will learn how to recognise the biopsychosocial impacts of trauma and integrate recovery-oriented interventions into your alcohol and other drug work. You’ll also find out about the possible impacts on you, and how to look after yourself when working with people with…

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June 2022

Superskills For Supervisors

6 June @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Build your leadership skills and contribute to the next generation of practitioners The key to great practice is great supervision. If you are a practice or clinical supervisor in the alcohol and other drug sector or want to become one, and you are ready for your next professional challenge, this workshop is for you. Gain a deep understanding of the ‘why’ as well as the ‘what’ and ensure that you have the right theoretical and practical foundation skills to offer…

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Help! I’ve Been Subpoenaed!

16 June @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Do you know what to say and do if you are subpoenaed to appear in court? Are your case notes court-ready? Nearly 50% of alcohol and other drug workers have had their case notes subpoenaed. Are yours court-ready? Write great case notes and feel confident giving evidence in court with this fun and practical case note and court preparation training. Join our clinical expert Paula Ross and our legal eagle Jarryd Bartle for this practical one-day workshop specially designed to…

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Navigating Complexity In Alcohol and Other Drug Settings

22 June @ 9:00 am - 23 June @ 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Gain a deep understanding of how to respond to co-occurring mental health problems in alcohol and other drug treatment Comorbidity is the norm rather than the exception. In this two day interactive online workshop you will deepen your understanding of co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug issues and build knowledge, confidence and skill in responding effectively. Learn how to adapt and expand your existing alcohol and other drug treatment skills to assist your clients to manage mental health…

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July 2022

Breaking the ice: Tailoring treatment for people who use methamphetamine

14 July @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Adapt your existing skills to work effectively with people who use methamphetamine. Understand how methamphetamine affects the brain and how to adapt existing treatments and strategies for people who use methamphetamine. You’ll learn the changes to approach that are needed and how to address common co-occurring conditions among people who use methamphetamine. Learning outcomes: Understand the unique effects of methamphetamine and how they impact treatment Identify and apply effective responses to improve outcomes for people who use methamphetamine Find out…

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Emotion Regulation Skills For Alcohol and Other Drug Workers

28 July @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Help your clients to manage strong emotions We all have strong emotions from time to time. Being able to recognise and self-regulate emotions and tolerate distress is a skill that can be learned. Emotion regulation is also a protective factor against mental health problems like depression and anxiety. In this workshop, you will gain strategies to help your clients better manage their emotions to improve resilience so they can better participate in treatment and cope with life’s stressors. Learning outcomes:…

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August 2022

Rethink MI: A two-day motivational interviewing masterclass

24 August @ 9:00 am - 25 August @ 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Develop advanced skills in motivational interviewing to supercharge your alcohol and other drug practice Join one of Australia’s most experienced alcohol and other drug trainers in this two-day motivational interviewing masterclass for practitioners who want to advance their motivational interviewing skills. You will take your motivational interviewing skills to the next level by using self-reflection and practice to understand and apply advanced strategies in assessment, intervention and responding to therapeutic challenges within a motivational framework. Learning outcomes: Understand the ins…

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September 2022

Trauma inside out: A two-day trauma masterclass

12 September @ 9:00 am - 13 September @ 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Understand the causes and impacts of trauma and how to effectively respond Building on our ‘Responding to trauma workshop’, you will deepen your knowledge of trauma and practice advanced strategies to effectively support people with trauma symptoms in alcohol and other drug treatment. Go deeper into understanding and responding to trauma to enhance your knowledge, skills and confidence in working with people who have trauma histories. Learning outcomes: Apply a model for responding to trauma to the specific context of…

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October 2022

Integrating MI with CBT

4 October @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Effectively blend motivational interviewing and CBT to achieve better client outcomes Boost your effectiveness with clients by seamlessly integrating these two key approaches in alcohol and other drug treatment. Through this interactive one-day workshop, you learn where these two core approaches overlap and where they are unique and how to move seamlessly between them. Book Integrating MI with CBT with Understanding CBT for 15% off the Early Bird price! Learning outcomes: Understand motivation and why people change, and the impacts…

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Good night, sleep tight: Helping people who use alcohol and other drugs sleep better

13 October @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Develop an in-depth understanding of sleep to aid your AOD practice People with alcohol and other drug issues are up to 10 times more likely to experience sleep problems. We now know that poor sleep contributes to a range of other physical and mental health problems, as well as low resilience and low motivation. But some simple strategies can help your clients to have a good night and sleep tight. Join Dr Moira Junge, our sleep specialist, in this fascinating…

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Negotiating roadblocks in treatment

20 October @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Increase the effectiveness of treatment by identifying and resolving ruptures and breaks in the therapeutic relationship Therapeutic impasses are common but can be frustrating and difficult to resolve. They can also impact the effectiveness of treatment. Roadblocks can be practitioner or client-initiated, but nearly always require practitioner input to repair. In this workshop, you will learn how to identify and resolve roadblocks to ensure treatment is most effective. Learning outcomes: Understand the common client and practitioner behaviours that interfere with…

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November 2022

Inside CBT: A 4-day masterclass in behavioural and cognitive therapies

8 November @ 9:00 am - 11 November @ 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Level up your practice with our acclaimed 4-day self-practice/self-reflection masterclass in cognitive behaviour therapy This 4-day intensive is for you if you are an alcohol and other drug worker in a counselling or case management role. Discover exactly what makes CBT tick to build and strengthen your core clinical skills, the foundation for all best practice in alcohol and other drug treatment. You will gain new knowledge, advanced skills and greater confidence in both traditional and newer behavioural and cognitive…

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The art of thriving at work

24 November @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Don’t just survive alcohol and other drug work. Really thrive Alcohol and other drug work can be challenging and comes with a high rate of burnout. It can be mentally demanding work, but there are some simple self-care strategies to prevent burnout. In this workshop, you will find out what it takes to not just survive but thrive while working in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields. Gain real strategies to relax, recharge and revive to ensure…

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December 2022

Families of substance: A two-day advanced masterclass in working with families

7 December @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Online Australia + Google Map

Increase your confidence and provide advanced intervention for families with alcohol and other drug issues Working with families can be complex and challenging often due to multiple people and perspectives that are sometimes misaligned. This masterclass goes deeper into the Orford stress-strain-information-coping-support model drawing on elements of the Orford and Velleman 5-step model. Learn key ideas from family therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy on how to work more effectively with families and carers of people who use alcohol…

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Families of substance: A two-day advanced masterclass in working with families

8 December @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 8 December 2022 at 9:00 am

Online Australia + Google Map

Increase your confidence and provide advanced intervention for families with alcohol and other drug issues Working with families can be complex and challenging often due to multiple people and perspectives that are sometimes misaligned. This masterclass goes deeper into the Orford stress-strain-information-coping-support model drawing on elements of the Orford and Velleman 5-step model. Learn key ideas from family therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy on how to work more effectively with families and carers of people who use alcohol…

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