Alcohol, Other Drugs & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training ONLINE & Live (12 Hr Advanced)
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This online Dual Diagnosis Training was launched in June 2018 on the learning online learning platform which provides lifetime login to the training. They have 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 (www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au) in conjunction with the online adapted S.A.M.H.I course. We have very specifically and deliberately made this course very affordable at $195. 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.
In June 2018, S.A.M.H.I. launched its 6 module, Self Paced, 12 hour Dual Diagnosis Training. 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 and online in 81 countries as explained on our website
This advanced training covers all of the current evidence based, best practice in the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health from an integrated, holistic framework (see diagram in downloadable brochure).
Module 1. Drugs & Effects
- Cycle of Addiction
- Drink & Drug Driving
- 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
- Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health
Module 4. Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brain Works)
- Psychosis vs Dissociation
Module 5. Trauma model & Keys to Treatment
- Guilt vs Shame
- Dealing with ambivalence
Module 6. Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support
- Stages of Change
- Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention
This advanced training program is suitable for both experienced practitioners as well as people who are new to the industry as the learning is self-paced and the online program provides lifetime access.
George Patriki has over 7 years lived experience as an ex-addict himself and spent over 10 years accessing various treatment and recovery programs to work through the underlying issues. Soon after exiting the drug culture in 1983, George began reaching out to people with substance abuse issues and has 27 years of clinical experience as a counsellor, educator and clinical supervisor.
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 concerns.
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 has been delivering training in Dual Diagnosis since 2002. Since then, he has 17 years of experience as an educator to Government and Non-Government organisations in Australia and in 61 countries worldwide through his online Dual Diagnosis Training (www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au). This training equips 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. He has also developed an Anger Management Program (www.anger.org.au) that is delivered live and online.
George’s areas of specialty include:
- Psycho-Dynamic & Trauma Model Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Brief and Early Intervention
- 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
- Certificate IV in Community Development
- Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
George has Accreditation with Victorian Department of Human Services as a Clinical Drug Assessor. He also conducts basic & advanced training in drug & alcohol and mental health issues and delivers RPL assessment, training & upskilling in Certificate IV and Diploma in Community Services. He also offers clinical supervision for individuals & organisations and lectures in tertiary institutions, government and non-government organisations. George is also accredited with VicRoads in Victoria, Australia as a Clinical Supervisor for agencies that deliver Drink and Drunk Driver Behaviour Change Programs.
Location and date
Available online - on demand, some availability for live sessions refer to website for details.
If participants would like a certificate of attendance, and to qualify for 12 hours for CPD purposes they need to complete the full 2 days of intensive training.