Empowering Excellence: Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to reduce substance use problems and improve mental health and wellbeing
|CPD hrs:||1.5 hours (FPS)|
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Mental ill-health and substance use problems often co-occur. If untreated, both types of problems can worsen, leading to poorer quality of life and, ultimately, the need for increased physical and mental health care. Smoking, alcohol misuse and other forms of substance use are common, and often present simultaneously.
This course describes how these health behaviours can cluster together to impact physical and mental health. A healthy lifestyles approach is suggested, which places often stigmatised substance use within the context of a holistic approach, and this is well accepted by people experiencing mental ill-health and substance use problems. Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural strategies are described which have been found to be effective.
This workshop is suited to a range of social work and/or other allied health practitioners, working across mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and/or other community health and welfare settings.
This presentation strives to increase participants’ knowledge and confidence in applying motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural strategies to address co-occurring mental ill-health and substance misuse.
Professor Amanda Baker is a senior clinical psychologist who has worked in mental health, alcohol and other drug and forensic settings in the UK and Australia. Located at the University of Newcastle, School of Medicine and Public Health, she is the recipient of the prestigious Faculty of Health and Medicine’s Gladys M Brawn Senior Fellowship. Her research has been supported by NHMRC fellowships continuously since 2003, supplemented by Translation Advancement Incentive Awards (2013-2022).
Professor Baker is an expert in treatment research among people with mental ill-health and substance use problems. She is interested in brief interventions, stepped care, and smoking, alcohol and other drug use interventions among people presenting in mental health as well as alcohol and other drug and other settings. Professor Baker has over 260 publications.
Method of delivery
Once you have registered for this course, all online content is available to view at your convenience via the AASW SWOT Platform.
Please ensure that your email address is accurate and updated when you register.
The online workshop duration is 1.5 hours.
This course can be claimed under Focussed Psychological Strategies for CPD purposes, consistent with the CPD requirements for Accredited Mental Health Social Workers.
- Register for this course by following the link to the right
- Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing all access instructions.
For further information regarding the Empowering Excellence Program, please contact the AASW CPD Team on (03) 9320 1003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.