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June 2022

Reasons for Use Package 2022

30 June @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Reasons For Use Package is an evidence-based resource that supports integrated treatment. Service users and staff across mental health, housing and alcohol and other drugs services have found using the RFUP increases staff knowledge and confidence and this in turn leads to improve service user outcomes. Hear stories directly from practice. Who should attend? Anyone who works with or who is interested in service provision, for service users who have mental health or an alcohol and other drug issue.…

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July 2022

BreakThrough: Families understanding addiction

6 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 July 2022

Free

Since 2015, BreakThrough: Families understanding addiction has helped family members across Victoria better understand drug use, improve communication and wellbeing, and access appropriate support networks. BreakThrough offers practical strategies and support, and provides an opportunity for family members to connect and learn from each other. Sessions are online via Zoom and go for 1 hour.

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BreakThrough: Families understanding addiction

13 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 July 2022

Free

Since 2015, BreakThrough: Families understanding addiction has helped family members across Victoria better understand drug use, improve communication and wellbeing, and access appropriate support networks. BreakThrough offers practical strategies and support, and provides an opportunity for family members to connect and learn from each other. Sessions are online via Zoom and go for 1 hour.

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Breaking the ice: Tailoring treatment for people who use methamphetamine

14 July @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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BreakThrough: Families understanding addiction

20 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 July 2022

Free

Since 2015, BreakThrough: Families understanding addiction has helped family members across Victoria better understand drug use, improve communication and wellbeing, and access appropriate support networks. BreakThrough offers practical strategies and support, and provides an opportunity for family members to connect and learn from each other. Sessions are online via Zoom and go for 1 hour.

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BreakThrough: Families understanding addiction

27 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 July 2022

Free

Since 2015, BreakThrough: Families understanding addiction has helped family members across Victoria better understand drug use, improve communication and wellbeing, and access appropriate support networks. BreakThrough offers practical strategies and support, and provides an opportunity for family members to connect and learn from each other. Sessions are online via Zoom and go for 1 hour.

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Emotion Regulation Skills For Alcohol and Other Drug Workers

28 July @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Motivational Interviewing: The Benefits of MI in Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Practice

28 July @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Kevan Myers from Nexus Dual Diagnosis Consultation Service and Steve West from Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service will draw on practice wisdom and research to explore how MI can augment and enhance practice. Kevan and Steve have collaborated for over ten years running Motivational Interviewing courses for a cross section of professional groups and settings. Who should attend? Anyone who works with or who is interested in service provision, for service users who have mental health or an alcohol and other…

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August 2022

Forensic Fundamentals Training

4 August @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free

Are you a Victorian AOD worker? If so, you are eligible for this complimentary training. As part of the implementation of the new Forensic Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Service Delivery Model and Victoria’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Strategy 2018‑2022, three new state-funded forensic specific training courses for alcohol and other drug (AOD) clinicians within Victoria will be delivered by Caraniche. Sessions will be delivered on a registration of interest basis. Forensic Fundamentals Training  A half day online clinical…

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Advanced Forensic AOD Training

16 August @ 9:30 am - 17 August @ 1:30 pm
Free

Are you a Victorian AOD worker? If so, you are eligible for this complimentary training. As part of the implementation of the new Forensic Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Service Delivery Model and Victoria’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Strategy 2018‑2022, three new state-funded forensic specific training courses for alcohol and other drug (AOD) clinicians within Victoria will be delivered by Caraniche.  Sessions will be delivered on a registration of interest basis. Advanced AOD Forensics Training A two half day…

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Shame, Trauma and Family Relationships

18 August @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$220

This live-stream online course, presented by The Bouverie Centre, explores shame as a byproduct of trauma. It draws on Attachment and Trauma theories, Narrative Therapy and Family Therapy to explore how shame is manifest through the experience of trauma.

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WADS webinar: The impact of methamphetamine use on a woman’s mental health during pregnancy.

23 August @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Dr Tram Nguyen, a consultant psychiatrist with expereince in addiction medicine will present this practical session.The effect of methamphetamine on the mental health of a pregnant women will be explored. Strategies in assessing and working with women and the family during the perinatal period will be discussed.

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Rethink MI: A two-day motivational interviewing masterclass

24 August @ 9:00 am - 25 August @ 4:30 pm

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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Families and Trauma Work: Integrating Key Ideas from Individual & Systemic Practice

30 August @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$440

This 2-day course, presented by The Bouverie Centre, integrates theoretical and practical ideas from both individually oriented and systemic approaches when working with families and individuals where there has been trauma.

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September 2022

The impact on infants exposed to methamphetamine

6 September @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Dr Anna Tottman, the WADS noenatologist, will present current evidence on the effects methamphetamine has on the developing fetal brain, and how this will affect the childs life into adulthood.

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Trauma inside out: A two-day trauma masterclass

12 September @ 9:00 am - 13 September @ 4:30 pm

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

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

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

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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Adolescent Family Violence: Systemic Interventions with Families

20 October @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$220

This live-stream workshop, presented by The Bouverie Centre, will explore the determinants and contexts that underpin the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers. We will then look at how systemic ways of working with the adolescent, parent/carer and other family members can support positive change and enhanced family trust, respect and safety.

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Systemic Family Work After Family Violence

27 October @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$220

This live-stream course, presented by The Bouverie Centre, assists healthcare and welfare practitioners work systemically with families (non-offending parent, children, grandparents, etc) in the aftermath of domestic and family violence.

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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

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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No Bullshit Therapy in Practice

10 November @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$115

This half-day live stream workshop, presented by The Bouverie Centre, complements our No Bullshit Therapy (NBT) self-paced online course. It supports the content of the self-paced online modules by building on your existing knowledge of NBT as a way to work respectfully with all people, including those reluctant to engage.

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The art of thriving at work

24 November @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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One event on 8 December 2022 at 9:00 am

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 8 December 2022 at 9:00 am

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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