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July 2021

CBT 4 AOD Workers: Foundational Skills (2-days)

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
Biala Community Health Centre, Edwards-Miller Conference Room, Floor 4, Biala Community Health Centre, 270 Roma Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 + Google Map

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBTs) are goal-focussed, flexible and time-limited therapy approaches which seek to guide people to become more aware of their thinking, feeling and behaviour patterns, and enhance skills to help support their goals for change. This 2-day intensive, skills-based workshop is targeted towards AOD and mental health workers who wish to build or hone their use CBT interventions as part of their provision of direct ongoing therapy interventions with people experiencing substance use issues.  As such this workshop is…

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The impact of COVID-19 on people receiving Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT)

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
Free

This presentation will draw on the experiences of people receiving and providing Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic required Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) services to adapt quickly to ensure continuity of care. The CHOICE Study uses data collected from 70 in-depth interviews (40 people receiving OAT; 30 providers) to explore how OAT services in Australia responded to COVID-19 and the wider implications of the pandemic for people receiving OAT. Study findings will inform clinical practice and health…

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Hepatitis C Workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners

July 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free

This free two-part online workshop aims to help participants when yarning about hepatitis C with their colleagues. The sessions aim to provide practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis C diagnosis and care to support clients and communities. The sessions will be run via Zoom and will include a mix of presentations, case studies, and discussions. The workshop is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners as well as nurses working in Aboriginal community controlled health…

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Motivational Interviewing: 2

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change, and is a highly recommended, evidence-based approach to helping people address their substance use behaviours.     It is recommended for all practitioners based in AOD and mental health settings who provide direct support to people experiencing substance use concerns. The Motivational Interviewing training in the Virtual Classroom format is broken into 4-part modules, with each session focusing on specific MI skills or…

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AOD and the Brain

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
YETI, 3 Winkworth Street
Bungalow, Queensland 4870 Australia
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This full day workshop targets practitioners working in specialist alcohol and drug and mental health settings who want to develop an in-depth neurobiological understanding of how psychoactive substances affect the brain and body. By the end of this workshop learners will be able to: Classify different drugs based on their effects Understand the anatomy of the brain and body’s messaging systems and how they operate Understand the process of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics Describe key neurotransmitters and how substances affect their…

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Insight (Qld) and 360Edge also offer AOD related trainings and workshops