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Alcohol, other drugs and mental health (dual diagnosis) training online and live

Event Details
Date: ongoing
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 12

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Organiser: Dual Diagnosis Training

In June 2018, S.A.M.H.I. launched its 6 module, 12 hour course on Dual Diagnosis Training at

This training will equip workers to be able to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills. This is the same as the comprehensive 2 day advanced training that is being delivered live across Australia as well as online in 47 countries. This is explained on our website; This online Dual Diagnosis Training was launched in June 2018 on the online learning platform that has thousands of courses and millions of students worldwide. The reason why S.A.M.H.I has gone online is to expand the coverage of the highly acclaimed, comprehensive 2 day advanced Dual Diagnosis Training designed and presented by George Patriki. George and many of his staff continue to deliver the live training under the banner of Dual Diagnosis ( in conjunction with the online adapted S.A.M.H.I course. We have very specifically and deliberately made this course very affordable at $145. This is half price. Join with us to address the alarming substance abuse and the co-morbid mental health issues that are rising in our communities across Australia and overseas.

Learning objectives

Participants will learn further about the following:

Module 1:

  • Drugs & Effects Cycle of Addiction Alcohol Drink & Drug Driving
  • Tobacco Cannabis Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine) Inhalants (volatile substances)

Module 2:

  • Addictions & Mental Health Dual Diagnosis
  • Integrative Holistic Model Needs
  • Underlying Issues that drive addictions

Module 3:

  • Harm Minimisation
  • Optimal Health Pharmacotherapies Orthomolecular Science,
  • Functional Medicine & Optimal Health

Module 4:

  • Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brain Works)
  • Neuroplasticity Neurotransmitters Psychosis vs Dissociation Psychosis vs Dissociation Psychospirituality

Module 5:

  • Trauma model
  • Keys to Treatment Guilt vs Shame Dealing with ambivalence

Module 6:

  • Brief & Early Intervention
  • Tripod of Support Stages of Change Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention

We will also present the Community Development Response to ICE & Other Drugs and this has been presented at; The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference (May 2016) Australian Holistic Healers & Counsellors Association Conference (August 2016) Lifeline Coordinators Conference (September 2016) 12th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health Conference (October 2016) The Community Development Response to ICE & Other Drugs is also listed on the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association website;

Presenter details

George Patriki began reaching out to people with substance abuse issues, soon after exiting the drug culture in 1983. Since 1992, he has developed this commitment into a full time vocation and career as a Dual Diagnosis Consultant on the Gold Coast and throughout Australia. George has spent countless hours helping thousands of people affected by drug & alcohol issues as well as concurrent mental health. George is committed to reaching out to people struggling with addictive behaviours, particularly those with severe life controlling problems due to significant trauma. He works in areas of court advocacy, counselling, outreach, running community forums, seminars and recovery groups for drug users (including dual & multiple diagnosis) and their loved ones. George’s areas of specialty include: Psycho-dynamic & Trauma Model Therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Motivational Interviewing Solution Focused Therapy Narrative Therapy Brief and Early Intervention Qualifications include: Diploma in AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs) Diploma in Mental Health Diploma in Counselling Diploma in Comorbidity (AOD & Mental Health) Graduate Certificate in Health: Addiction Studies Certificate IV T.A.A. (Training And Assessment) Diploma in Management Diploma in Community Welfare

Location and date

Online available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


This course costs $205 on the learning platform however a discount of 29% is available for a limited time by registering using the link below.



AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers